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Plaque could be removed with simple brushing and flossing, but removing dental calculus or tartar needs more. But due to the pandemic, almost every dental clinic around the world is closed and only carries out emergency treatments.

Fortunately, a plethora of dental calculus remover devices is now available. These products can be used at home, such as Luelli's Ultrasonic Dental Calculus Plaque Scaler for home use.

The downside of this, though, is the abundant misinformation and potentially damaging futile products available. That is why choosing the best electric dental calculus is necessary. Below are the things you should know before buying one.

 Dental Calculus Plaque Remover Tool Kit: Is It Safe for Home Use?
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Using Dental Calculus Remover at Home

Dental professionals use different tools in the management of periodontal disease, and one of which is an ultrasonic dental scaler. According to Dental Compare, ultrasonic dental scalers rapidly vibrate an inserted tip to remove dental calculus, debris, and stains. Some types of this device could be integrated with LED, such as the Luelli Ultrasonic Dental Calculus Remover, to improve visibility on the working area.

It removes dental calculus, plaque, and stain on the teeth, in between them, and from under the gums using its hook specifically designed to do those things. According to Medium, there are different versions of dental calculus remover, such as electric, ultrasonic, or piezoelectric. Registered professionals usually use them to clean the teeth, but anyone could still buy them online or in stores.

On the surface, scaling might not seem so complex. However, licensed professionals underwent intense training to perform scaling correctly and safely. They also have the presence of a supporting team to help in the procedure.

But given the recent times, with the pandemic forcing establishments to close, some would consider purchasing an ultrasonic dental scaler for home use. Experts do not recommend patients use a dental scaler by themselves. However, patients could perhaps schedule an appointment with their dentist to still maintain their oral health and at the same time follow current health protocols.

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How Safe Are Dental Calculus Plaque Remover Toolkit?

The tools in the dental calculus plaque remover tool kit can be very sharp and might hurt the user if it is improperly used, according to Maya Samuel's article in Aura Dental.

Generally, electric dental calculus remover is safe to use especially when it is at the hands of a dental professional. But its sharpness could be an issue for non-professionals as it could cause trauma to the sensitive gum tissue.

Trauma from gum recession could lead to a higher risk of tooth decay as the teeth' root surface is softer than the enamel that coats the teeth. The article also added that trauma could also happen in other soft tissues in the mouth, like the cheeks and tongue.

Lastly, inexperienced dental calculus plaque remover toolkit users might also cause irreversible damage to the enamel and result in staining the teeth. A deeper root surface cleaning is not advisable to be performed by inexperienced individuals as it is difficult and dangerous.

Nonetheless, there are dental scaling devices that can be safely used at home, provided that instructions are followed, and the device is handled with care. To learn more about dental scaling products, visit Luelli's website to see what users think of their dental scaling and teeth whitening products.

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