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How to treat yellow colored plaque in between teeth problems ?

Hello Doctor , Am 23 year old from tamilnadu. In the lower teeth region especially in the central incisor and in lateral incisor i have yellow coloured plaque in betwween the teeths. Its very hard and its not going pls guide me how to clean this plaque?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
what you descibe is called calculus which is mineralized plaque and most common site for plaque and calculus deposition is lingual suraface of lower incisors and palatal surface of upper molars
now let me inform you that removal of calculus is not possible with brushing
so what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist and get scaling and currettage done
in the mean while you can do a lot of luke warm saline rinses which will make your gums healthy
hope this helps
Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for writing your query.

Plaque is soft deposits on the teeth surface and prosthesis in the oral cavity,if not removed become mineralised and hard known as calculus.

Lower incisors and upper 1st molars are the most common site of plaque deposition.

Calculus can not be removed by brushing,so i would suggest you visit a dentist in your area and get the thorough scaling and polishing done at the earliest otherwise it will results in gingivitis in which inflammation of gums and in severe cases bleeding also present.

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Plague are thin depositions that tenaciously adhere to the tooth surface if not removed can undergo calcification to form calculus.
Lower front teeth are most favourable site to form calculus which cannot be removed by regular brushing.
I would suggest you to visit to the Dentist and get complete mouth scaling and polishing done
Develop a habit of brushing teeth twice daily.
Use antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Sun, 4 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us.
Plaque can be removed by dental professionals by manual/ ultrasonic scaling.
maintain proper oral hygiene.
brush your teeth twice daily using toothbrush.
rinse your mouth after every meals.
chlorhexidine mouthrinses can prevent plaque accumulation.
Use interdental brushes to clean the gaps between the teeth.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi shanmugam,

Welcome to HCM.
Removing dental plaque is not easy without proper instruments. If you attempt to remove them you may damage your gum.
Consult a dental surgeon. They can easily remove all plaques and clean your teeth.
After that use good toothpaste such as "Colgate Total" which retards plaque formation, and brush your teeth twice daily, in correct manner.
Answered: Mon, 27 Jun 2011
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Dentist Dr. Souranjita Chattopadhyaya's  Response

Thanks for choosing HCM,

The yellow colored deposits is called as calculus..initially its called plaque but after calcification from saliva it forms a hard like material called calculus...

This calculus is the area for the growth of bacterias..which will lead to gum infection called gingivitis...

Calculus can't be removed by brushing...

Consult with Dentist and scaling is required for you...

Brush your teeth twice night before going to bed its mandetory...

Use chlorhexidine mouthwash...

Get your treatment done...

Take care....
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
There is a tablet in the name of G32 from alarsin company , crush 2 of these tablets and rub on your gums and teeth.
another home remedy wirth trying is common salt mixed with 2 drop of mustard oil rub before going to bed
Answered: Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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Homeopath Dr. Anshita Singh Rathore's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic forum

Plaque is a thick , hard deposit on the teeth, that accumulates over time. It has to be removed mechanically by a dentist.

Not just for cosmetic reasons, but to prevent or deal with periodonatal disease, it has to be removed. Plaque causes inflammation of gums , bleeding gums etc.

Visit a dentist.

For further enq-
Answered: Thu, 4 Aug 2011
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