Calculus

Calculus, otherwise called tartar, is the hard yellowish deposit on the teeth near the gums. You cannot brush it away as they are mineralized and hard deposits. Dental scaling will help remove this deposit and prevent gum diseases.

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Why are the gums lose around my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. It feels like my front six teeth are clicking. I saw a bit of blood whilst brushing my teeth, so flossed more rigorous than usual and now I feel like they are moving. My gums look healthy and I swilled with salt water as it is supposed to be good for healing. 7 years ag...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should keep using salt water gargle as much as possible. Some mobility is common for a person who had braces in the past. Do not floss too much or too deep. Wisdom tooth eruption causes mobility all over the teeth due to its constant pushing forward. Do not worry too...  Read Full »

Is root canal the correct treatment option for an infected tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my lower right side first molar extraction about a month ago. My dentist prescribed a course of antibiotics. The pain persisted after I finished the course of antibiotics and so the dentist again prescribed a five day antibiotic course. A week went by with no pain and then the pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding to dental health. First of all, I would like to suggest you go for a clinical examination of an affected area. If there is a presence of plaque or calculus near the second molar of lower right side, then go for scaling. If there is...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to manage swollen and bleeding gums.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a cut in the gum after having some food. Later, I gargled with Listerine and it worsens the condition with swelling. I am having bleeding gums while brushing. I am 35 years old and I am diabetic. Please do the needful.  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called localized peridontitis, which occur sometimes if there was food impaction between the two teeth or some prolonged infection due to plaque and calculus deposition. You should use warm saline gargle thrice a day for a week. Visit a dentist and ask him to cle...  Read Full »

How to fix the broken edges of my front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, My front two teeth are not fixed and have broken edges because of a car accident, but right now I feel like my lower front tooth are peeling. I can feel a white powder type thing whenever I touch the tooth with my tongue. I cannot bite from my upper front tooth plus after the trauma I...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have gone through your clinical picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please do not be tensed. This can be treated. White powder substance in your lower front tooth is called calculus. Food deposits or plaque that...  Read Full »

What does green discoloration of upper front tooth indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a crack that runs from my two front top teeth and it has a green color and is noticeable when I smile. It is near the gum line but causes no pain. Do I need a dentist checkup?  Read Full »


Dr. Sourendra Nath Basu

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you need to visit your dentist as early as possible. Those green lines are basically a form of "calcified plaque or calculus" in medical term and the reason behind their green color can be chromogenic bacteria. These plaques are needed to be removed at the earl...  Read Full »

Can Invisalign treatment turn your teeth yellow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on tray five of my Invisalign. Everything has been good so far. But, yesterday, the teeth in the bottom of my mouth started to turn brown. I am worried that something is wrong. I clean my teeth three times a day after every meal. I also clean the aligners. I will attach goo...  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are nothing but stains and calculus. A layer of a chalk-like substance formed over the teeth surfaces especially on the back side of your lower teet...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of tartar in teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and I rarely brush. Just a handful of months ago, I got plaque at the insides of my bottom teeth and now it has become worse with tartar and plaque. How can I get rid of it?  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Laxminarayan Iyer

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Irregular maintenance of good oral hygiene (like tooth brushing) can lead to tartar or plaque deposits around the teeth and on the gums. This weakens the jaw bones and mobilizes teeth in the long run. Bad breath can also be seldom avoided. However, prevention is better ...  Read Full »

My Teeth Are Yellow.Is Scaling Only A Temporary Process To Clean The Teeth?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 19 years old. My teeth are yellow from childhood (from 10 years of age). A black layer is formed at the backside of teeth. When I see my teeth it seems very dirty and too much of creamy layer is formed on my teeth especially in lower canines and lower incisors. In the lower teeth...  Read Full »


Dr. Subha

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yellowing of teeth is mainly due to one of the following or a combination of these: Tartar or plaque deposits (soft yellowish deposits) on the teeth. Calculus deposits (calcified hard deposits) on the teeth. Fluorosis - internal discoloration of the teeth due to ...  Read Full »

What is the hard yellow thing accumulated in lower teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a hard yellow thing accumulated in lower four teeth near gums. I do not know what it is? It just happened a few days ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Vijeta Singh

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hard yellow deposit is calculus (mineral deposits) on lower teeth which are receding your gum (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It can be apical periodontitis and/or apical periodontitis with abfraction. Please share a good picture just focusing o...  Read Full »

How can I cure gum bleeding and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I have crooked teeth, four up and four down. I want to know what should be done to them to fix. I had recently started facing the problem of gum bleeding and bad smell from mouth. Some yellow decay are there inside my lower four teeth.  Read Full »


Dr. Shamaz Mohamed

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the problem. It is called lower jaw insufficiency and it is an orthodontic problem with crowding in lower front teeth. The yellow layer is called dental calculus and it is a calcified dirt. I would suggest you undergo orthodontic treatment. The dentist ...  Read Full »

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