Plaque - why it should be removed?

June 25, 2009

 Most people with childhood know about the importance of brushing your teeth regularly How to brush your teeth: interesting facts  How to brush your teeth: interesting facts
 To prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and plaque formation. He even if you do everything possible to maintain oral hygiene, mouth bacteria still remain. These bacteria, as well as substances which they form as a result of processing food residues form a substance called plaque.

Most of plaque formed in those areas that are difficult to clean - on the molars, along the gum line, around various fillings and orthodontic appliances. The larger the plaque on the teeth, the more the bacteria in the oral cavity. Every time you eat, the bacteria produce acids that damage tooth enamel and contribute to the development of caries. Acid, moreover, can cause inflammation and infection of the gums. However, regular cleaning of the teeth, these consequences can be prevented.

There is a more serious problem if the plaque remains on the teeth for a long enough time to harden. This may occur for about 26 hours. Mineralizing, plaque becomes tartar, which is much more difficult to remove. If the tartar has formed, it can only remove the dentist.

 Plaque - why it should be removed?

As tartar effects on teeth and gums

If the teeth formed stone, effectively brushing your teeth will be difficult, because a large number of bacteria remains tartar. In this case, the likelihood of tooth decay increased. It is estimated that approximately 90% of people over the age of forty years have some form of tooth decay.

Plaque formed above the gum line, especially serious, because it is associated with an increased risk of damage to the gums. The bacteria that cause inflammation, may lead to a gradually progressive gum disease. If untreated, the consequences can be serious.

The most mild form of gum disease Gum disease - whether the body to cope without the help of a doctor?  Gum disease - whether the body to cope without the help of a doctor?
 Which can cause tartar is gingivitis. It is relatively easy to inflammation of the gums, which can be stopped with the help of professional tooth cleaning and self-care for their teeth.

If you do not remove plaque and gingivitis is left untreated, may develop more serious disease - periodontitis. In this disorder between the teeth and gums of gaps are formed, which penetrate into the bacteria and cause infection of tissue located below the gums. The immune system of the body to produce substances that fight bacteria. These substances as well as those producing bacteria can damage the bone and other tissues that support the teeth. Eventually, this may lead to loss of the tooth.

 Plaque - why it should be removed?

How to prevent the formation of tartar

  • Brush your teeth properly. Led by brushing the teeth for 30 seconds in the morning and in the evening is not enough to properly remove plaque. Brushing teeth should take two to three minutes. Brush your teeth like a circular motion, and from top to bottom; do not forget to brush your tongue.
  • Studies have shown that electric toothbrushes are more effective to prevent the formation of tartar. When possible, use both types of brushes.
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride to help prevent tartar. Fluoride, moreover, recovers little damage to tooth enamel. The composition of some toothpastes include triclosan - an antibacterial substance that fights bacteria that form plaque and stone.
  • Every day, brush your teeth with dental floss. How would carefully you may work with a toothbrush Toothbrushes - make no mistake in choosing  Toothbrushes - make no mistake in choosing
 It can not clean the spaces between teeth.
  • Watch your diet. Bacteria that live in the mouth, just beginning to flourish if you regularly eat sugar and starch. If healthy eating Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
   the bacteria become less active. Heavy drinking also helps to reduce plaque formation.
  • Do not smoke. Studies show that smokers tartar formed frequently and in greater numbers than non-smokers.

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Deep caries: the consequences of irresponsibility

October 18, 2012

  • Deep caries: the consequences of irresponsibility
  • Diagnosis and treatment

 deep caries
 About caries heard everything, even the children. They frighten us regularly on television advertising toothpaste and dental services. How really dangerous tooth decay, and when it is better to treat, in the beginning, when the tooth just specks or maybe when there will be more pronounced manifestations?

 Deep caries: the consequences of irresponsibility

What is tooth decay and its causes

Caries - a pathological process in which hard tissues of the tooth, first losing to give them a fortress mineral salts, and then destroyed. The destruction of the tooth crown opens access to the soft tissues of the tooth to become infected and start an inflammatory process.

Reason caries - the deterioration (corrosion) of dental hard tissue by enzymes of bacteria that are always present in the mouth, including tooth surfaces. If the teeth are not cleaned promptly, the bacteria multiply in large numbers. They accumulate on the surface of teeth for dental plaque (dental plaque is made up of food debris, metabolic products of bacteria and enzymes), destroying the enamel and dentin of the teeth.

Caries begins quietly, with a small white or brown spots on the tooth, and then eroded enamel (surface caries), dentin (middle caries) and finally opens the cavity of a tooth, it affects the soft tissues (deep caries).

Stage spots - is the process of tooth loss of mineral salts, it can be restored without resorting to the drill and filling. Surface and the average caries also treated fairly simple, but deep caries can deliver such troubles as severe toothache and numerous complications.

 Deep caries: the consequences of irresponsibility

How does deep caries

If in the early stages of tooth decay toothache was periodically by any chemical or thermal stimuli (sweet, sour, salty, cold, hot food), then there is still deep caries and pain by mechanical stimulation of the tissues of the tooth when chewing. This is because at a deep caries in the crown of the tooth so formed with an opening large particles of food fall freely into the cavity and injure the soft tooth tissue (pulp). A dental pulp contains a large number of nerve endings, which causes irritation of toothache.

Externally you can see the destroyed tooth and deep cavities. When you touch the bottom of the cavity tool dentist patient experiences severe toothache.

Deep caries is dangerous because it allows access to the soft tissue and bacteria residing in the mouth droop to the pulp, causing it inflammation - pulpit Pulpit: what to do to not get on the table of the surgeon?  Pulpit: what to do to not get on the table of the surgeon?
 . Pulpitis appears strongest toothache Toothache - itself does not take place  Toothache - itself does not take place
 Which may be exacerbated at night, while you sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams
 . If the pulp is not the time to treat, the infection will penetrate further into the periodontal - ligament that holds the tooth in the jaw box. Then the infection may move to the jaw bone, or through the blood vessels to get to any part of the body or to internal organs. That is why it is so dangerous carious teeth for people with chronic inflammatory diseases - it is constantly smoldering firebrand, who at any moment can cause a fire.

 Deep caries: the consequences of irresponsibility


The classical approach to the treatment of deep cavities, approaching the pulp involves removal of all infected and damaged dentin. However, some studies indicate that it may not be the best method of treatment of deep caries.

The results of three randomized controlled trials, in one of which a group of patients seen for ten years, lead to the conclusion that the infected dentin is best to store, and its removal increases the risk of damage to the pulp. Additional studies showed that the caries bacteria isolated from its power supply after the restoration of dentin, or die, or live without showing any activity without presenting a threat to the dentin.

Adopted today an approach to the treatment of deep caries has a long history. Even in 1908, widespread view that in the course of treatment is better to reveal the pulp, than to leave it covered only one softened dentin. Currently, most of the surveyed dentists claim that they would remove all carious tissue, even if the procedure was associated with the risk of opening the pulp. Only one in five respondents prefer partial removal of caries. More research and additional information to dentists emerged a consensus on the most effective methods of treatment of dental caries Treatment of caries: avoid development  Treatment of caries: avoid development
 . Modern dentists are trying to do everything possible to keep your teeth, even with deep caries, but exactly how to do this, in many cases, remains a matter of personal preference of the doctor.