Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the outside of the teeth. It is a mix of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva that builds up naturally over time, but must be regularly removed to prevent disease in the mouth and reduce inflammation. Parklane Family Dental leaves your mouth fresh and clean after a dental cleaning!
After cleanings and examinations, Parklane Family Dental offers fluoride treatment to help inhibit tooth decay. Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in water and other foods; it strengthens teeth and makes them more resistant to acid and decay from oral bacteria and sugars.
When used properly, it can also reverse the effects of early tooth decay. We recommend that all our patients use regular fluoride treatments to fight cavities and strengthen teeth. Our office uses a higher concentration of fluoride than that found in toothpaste or mouthwash so you get the best results.