In order to clean their teeth, regular people only have access to toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash and some other tools that don’t require any special training in order to use. These kinds of tools can help people manage the bacteria in their mouths on a daily basis.
However, there are things these everyday tools cannot prevent no matter how frequently or how well they are used. They cannot prevent bacteria from forming into plaque, or a soft film of bacteria over people’s teeth. Some of this plaque can be removed by brushing, flossing or using mouthwash. However, the plaque that is in hard-to-reach places that are more difficult to clean can eventually become a hard substance known as tartar over time. This tartar cannot be removed by toothbrushes, floss, or mouthwash, period. Thankfully, dentists are able to use specialized tools that are able to get rid of tartar.
Special Dental Tools
The special dental tools used by dentists are, first of all, very expensive. As such, dentists may choose to have their high speed handpiece repair rather than buying a new one. These tools are expensive because they are specialized tools that professionals are trained to learn how to use and they are highly effective at combatting tartar, which can be a major issue for people’s oral health.
When tartar first forms, it is a white color. Over time, it becomes a yellowish color, proceeding to a brownish color before finally turning black. This makes tartar an eyesore that people understandably want to get rid of because it can ruin a person’s smile and result in other people having negative impressions of them.
The thing about tartar, though, is that it is not just an eyesore, it is also harmful to your teeth. Tartar actually compromises the integrity of your teeth and gums by causing physical damage to them. This is because it is hardened bacteria. The bacteria actively attacks your teeth and gums while it remains on them, causing your tooth enamel to weaken and your gums to become sensitive, even to the point of bleeding and receding. This is why it is so great that dentists have access to specialized tools that can get rid of tartar.
Dentists can clean your teeth better than you can because they have access to specialized tools that require special training in order to use properly. They can help you get rid of the harmful tartar that can form on your teeth.