Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth. It’s a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria and their byproducts inflame the gums. This inflammation could lead to the beginning of periodontal (gum) disease.
Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for sometime and is calcified onto the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed or scaled off with special dental instruments.
Removes stain and plaque that’s not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling of the teeth.