What is Calculus?
Calculus is a branch of mathematics :D :D :D
In dentistry though, it means a whole different thing. Calculus builds up from plaque and tartar that hasn't been brushed or flossed away and becomes hard over time. Once it gets to this stage, the toothbrush is no longer sufficient to remove these deposits and a visit to your dental hygienist is recommended.
If left to its own device, calculus can cause:
* inflammation in the gums
* if no action is taken at this point, you'd get gum disease
* it gum disease is left to persist, you could lose a tooth or several teeth in the process
So, the moral of the story is, at minimum:
* brush and floss twice a day
* go to the dentist at least twice a year - at least 3-4 times if you already have gum disease or have noticed hard, unbrushable deposits.
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