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What is Calculus and What Dangers Does it Pose To Oral Health? Calculus (also referred to as tartar) is a calcified, hardened form of dental plaque. When plaque and bacteria are left untreated it begins to harden on the teeth, the result is Calculus - that can only be removed by your dental hygienist as it is too thick to remove with a simple tooth brush.
Please don't put a baby to bed with a bottle in their mouth unless it is water. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries (EEC) is most common in the upper front teeth, but the back teeth can be affected too. It is mostly caused from baby spending too much time with a bottle in their mouth containing any liquid with sugar in it, including milk and juice.
Tooth decay is the destruction of your tooth enamel, the hard, outer layer of your teeth. It can be a problem for children, teens and adults. The best defense to tooth decay is to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner, and eating nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacks that contain sugar.