| | 6 months since deep cleaning....HELP!!!!
i don't get it. 6 months ago, i had a 2 part deep cleaning. one week was the left side, 2 weeks later was the right side. however, like i said that was 6 months ago...
since then, i have been flossing, been brushing, been using Plax, been using mouthwash and guess what? my bottom front teeth of full of dried, caked on calculus. if i open my mouth and look at my teeth, look at the back of the front teeth, you see all the yellow looking crud and no matter how hard i brush, nothing comes off.
today at work, a huge piece of calculus broke off and now my tongue is playing with the vacant hole it left. i know its calculus, because i put a toothpick by the hole and it's solid, so i was told, if it was solid, then my tooth is fine and it's tartar that broke off.
i don't get this. what am i not doing or what am i doing wrong?
is there any at home treatments i can do to maybe soften the tartar so that i can remove it?
will i need another deep cleaning or will a regular cleaning be able to get the hard plaque off?
i'm calling my dentist tomorrow to see about an appointment, but i don't have $200 for a deep cleaning, but i also don't know if a regular cleaning will help.