Dental calculus is a hard deposit on a tooth, formed in the area where the tooth connects with the gums. Dental plaque causes the formation of dental calculus. Dental plaque is a soft deposit on a tooth caused by bacteria in combination with sugar and protein from food. Dental plaque forms after a few hours of mechanical tooth brushing. If the formed plaque is not removed within about seven days, dental calculus is formed.
Dental calculus and soft tooth deposits (plaque) can cause many periodontal problems. With regular cleaning of dental calculus, you can avoid problems with tooth supporting structures, such as inflammation, bleeding from the gums, bone loss, and gum recession, which leads to the tooth mobility and tooth loss. Cleaning the dental calculus with the ultrasonic apparatus and teeth sandblasting are painless procedures that need to be done at least twice a year, which will keep your teeth supporting structures healthy, and your smile will be much more beautiful and brighter.