Our teeth are covered with a sticky plaque that contains bacteria and this contributes to tooth decay and gum disease. If this soft plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and flossing, it will harden into tartar (or calculus). Tartar cannot be removed by our regular brushing or flossing at home. When tartar continues to accumulate, the gum tissue can become swollen and can bleed easily. If this persists, it will lead to gum disease. You can prevent this accumulation of plaque and tartar by visiting our dentist and hygienist regularly. They will effectively and meticulously remove this hardened tartar with their ultrasonic and manual scalers. Contact us for more information or to arrange an appointment today!