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Lingual Anterior Calculus

Any thoughts on why most patients have reoccurring calculus on the lower anterior linguals the most? Is it because of the tongue sitting on top of the anterior teeth or is it because of their saliva? (considering they do everything they can to keep the area clean).



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Sublingual salivary glands a factor for sure…alignment is always an issue…I tell patients to dry brush first before brushing with toothpaste..works well

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I agree with ymason73. Most heavier calc build up occurs on Buccal of maxillary first and second molars and Lingual of mandibular anterior teeth due to the location of Wharton’s and Stenson’s Ducts.
I tell pt to Dry Brush with their saliva or wet brush under water. Dry brush until their teeth Taste and Feel clean. It can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes and they will become faster the more they dry brush. I tell them to use sensitive paste in AM and PM, but to dry brush while driving to and from work or after lunch. We also sell Mouthwatchers Nanotechnology manual toothbrush. It is IMO the BEST toothbrush ever made. I’ve never felt this clean using any toothbrush until Mouthwatchers.

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Yep, opposite of the salivary glands so the saliva shoots out and mineralizes any plaque into calculus faster there than other areas of the mouth.

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And gravity pulls all the maxillary saliva down, especially to the lowest part of the mandible, the lower anterior.

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