HomeAnswersDentistrydeposits on teethI 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?

How can a 48-year-old woman deal with white and brown deposits on her teeth and maintain a good oral hygiene?


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Published At October 16, 2023
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Patient's 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 maintain oral hygiene.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 does not reach easily. It is advisable to get the teeth cleaned by a dentist at least once a year to have healthy gums and teeth. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas


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