When a small problem turns into a big one
If you don’t remove dental plaque thouroughly and regularly, the soft plaque starts turning into the hardened one after 12 hours- we call this plaque calculus or tartar. It is different from the soft plaque, because it can be seen. It can be a creamy, yellow or brown color.
This is not the only reason, why calculus is unwanted. Because of it’s rough surface it is an ideal place that collects additional soft plaque. If we don’t remove it regularly, it also causes gum inflammation and the onset of periodontal disease.