Plaque and tartar
Small remnants of food and drink, which remain in the mouth, gradually clump together and for a layer on the teeth, around the gums, and tongue, but also on the surface of teeth and around implants. The creation of plaque is a natural thing, but it needs to be collected regularly, because insufficiently removed bacterial coatings is one of the major causes of dental cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and halitosis.
When removing plaque it is important the method and technique, using the right toothbrush not the strength and hardness of the toothbrush. This coating cannot be removed via rinsing with cold water, or mouthwashes. Effective removal can be achieved with efficient brushing at least once a day; in addition to removing the coating that accumulates on teeth, whether it is under the gum line, between teeth or around the tongue.
Insufficient removal of this coating for just a few days causes mineralisation of the layer, changing it into tartar; on tartar can be found even more bacteria, which slowly coats teeth and the area around the gum line. Removal of such tartar is only possible with a dental hygienist using special tools and technologies.
Few people truly know how to clean properly their teeth, gum line and interdental spaces. Bad habits mean that despite regular dental care, results in the ineffective removal of plaque. That is why we promote regular attendance to see a dental hygienist, who can explain the principles of good dental hygiene as well as professional removing plaque and tartar build-up.