Dental scaling

Dental scaling

Dental scaling

Tartar is the result of the aging and calcification of dental plaque. Highly resistant deposits stay near the gum line, on the tooth surfaces, and are gradually expanding to the roots as well. With a color ranging from white to brown, tartar may also present a darker, almost black coloring, according to the consumption of coffee, tea, and tobacco.

An obvious cause of tooth decay and several gum diseases, it is very important to eliminate it. Tartar is too hard and often difficult to access without the help of dental instruments; tooth brushing does not normally eliminate it. A hygienist, dentist or periodontist should carry out dental scaling.