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Deposits On Teeth

The yellowish deposits on teeth are called tartar. Tartar gets formed when the minerals in the saliva solidify the soft film of bacteria formed on teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Dental scaling is the only way to get rid of these deposits.

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Why does plaque build up on my teeth within 20 days of scaling?

Query: Hello doctor, My teeth are getting deposited with something which gets removed after scaling but, soon develops after 20 days. This situation has taken place twice. I do not have soft drinks, coffee, and chocolates. I am very upset about this situation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Scaling is a temporary solution. You should maintain your oral health. As I have seen in pictures, there is stain deposition in your back teeth (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are several reasons for stains, most common is smoking, fail to bru...  Read Full »

I tried removing some brown and white deposits on my lower front tooth region by brushing my teeth but I cannot remove them. Should i consult a dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female. Recently, I noticed some brown and white deposits on my lower front tooth region. I tried removing it by brushing my teeth but I could not remove it. Can this be removed by consulting a dentist? How to maintain good oral hygiene? Kindly suggest some tips to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Yes, these deposits are called calculus and plaque and can be easily removed by a dentist through a scaling procedure. The food debris is broken down by bacteria which forms a hard crust between and on the teeth surface where our toothbrush...  Read Full »

My 8-year-old daughter is having white deposits on the teeth. How can I get rid of this problem?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is eight years old. I can see white deposits on the front lower portion of her teeth. Even after properly brushing that area, the white deposits do not go away; they remain as they are. How can I remove the white deposits present on my daughter's teeth? How can oral hygiene ...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. The white deposits you observe on your daughter's teeth are likely dental plaque or tartar buildup. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to grow bacteria on an extracted tooth?

Query: Hi doctor,Is there a possibility to have bacterial growth on the pulled tooth? How can I measure the bacteria on the tooth? How to know that the bacteria pulled out of the tooth are from the tooth? How to check the bacteria on the tooth without using any technology?   Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An extracted site is a place to have a bacterial deposition. It creates infection. To avoid it, you will be prescribed antibiotics to avoid having bacterial growth and it helps to keep the place without infection. Plaque and tartar deposition seems to be a favorable pla...  Read Full »

Why is my tooth root exposed?

Query: Hello doctor, My two front bottom teeth are wearing away from the inside (from below upwards). They will soon have the roots exposed and then I will surely lose them. Is there anything I can do to slow down the process? Brushing now seems to accelerate it with chunks coming out!! I have not been to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The scraping done to the inside area of lower front teeth is necessary to remove calculus deposited at the site. This procedure is called the dental scaling. We definitely have to remove those calculus deposits for longer life of the teeth. Use warm salin...  Read Full »

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