Phone: 910-778-8485 fax: 910-778-8477

2980 Ray Road Spring Lake NC 28390 Near Overhills Schools

Vincent Vissichelli, DMD

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in the treatment of infants, children, teens and special needs patients

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What is calculus or tartar when it comes to teeth?

Calculus or tartar in tooth language is not a math class; it is calcified plaque: a hard yellowish deposit on the teeth, consisting of organic secretions and food particles deposited in various salts, such as calcium carbonate.

It first builds up behind the lower front teeth.

Once calculus forms it will not brush off and should be removed by your dentist or dental hygienist.

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