What is “dental calculus”? What are the hazards of “dental calculus”?

I don’t know if you’ve ever had such an experience

When you eat or brush your teeth

A yellow, hard object fell out of the tooth. You’re right. That is the legendary tooth stone!

What is dental calculus?

Dental calculus, also known as dental calculus, usually exists on the surface of the teeth at the mouth of the salivary gland.

Dental stones begin as milky white soft scales that harden due to gradual calcification.

Dr.fresh said dental plaque and soft scaling transformed into calculus through calcification because their formation’s speed, distribution, and hardness vary from person to person.

Generally, calcification begins within 1 to 14 days after the formation of dental plaque, gradually forming dental stones. As a result, the newly formed dental stones have a softer texture.

“After some time, calcification gradually becomes hard and firmly adheres to the tooth surface. It takes months to years to develop into hard and solid old dental stones.”

Why do you have dental calculus?

Causes of dental calculus formation:

In daily life, if oral hygiene is not good, there will be many bacteria in the mouth.

“They mix with proteins in food and by-products from the decomposition process to form an adhesive film called dental plaque, which adheres to teeth and filling materials.”.

If dental plaque stays on the teeth and not remove promptly, it will gradually accumulate and become calcified dental stones.

Factors inducing dental calculus:

Personal factors

Irregular tooth alignment, rough tooth surface or prosthesis surface, more prone to dental stone deposition.

Dietary factors

Eating soft and sticky foods are prone to the deposition of dental stones.

habits and customs

Smoking can make plaque and calculus more likely to deposit on the surface of teeth.

What harm does dental calculus have?

Dental calculus is a foreign object to the oral cavity.

It will continuously stimulate periodontal tissue and compress the gums, causing inflammation and affecting blood circulation.

It can cause bacterial infection of periodontal tissue, cause gingival inflammation and atrophy, form periodontal pockets, and accumulate food debris, dental plaque, and dental calculus.

As a result of such a continuous vicious cycle, the periodontal support tissue was destroyed, resulting in the final tooth extraction.

How to treat and protect dental calculus?

1. Correct brushing of teeth

2. Healthy diet

3. Regular oral health examination every six months

4. Standardized and scientific ultrasonic tooth cleaning

Using EKONGSMILE’s Ultrasonic Tooth Cleaner removes dental calculus, plaque, and color through the high-frequency vibration of ultrasound. In addition, it polishes the tooth surface to delay the redeposition of plaque and calculus.

It has the characteristics of high efficiency, high quality, time-saving and labor-saving. In addition, regular ultrasonic tooth cleaning can effectively prevent the occurrence of various oral diseases.