Dental calculus (tartar) is composed of various mineral salts,
organic material and food particles. In the early stages of
accumulation, the material is soft (plaque), but it later hardens and
adheres to the teeth. Continual accumulation causes inflammation of
the gums and eventual recession of the gums and loose teeth. The
breath becomes very odorous and the mouth becomes a dangerous source
Untreated tooth and gum disease may allow bacteria to enter the
bloodstream and cause damage to the valves of the heart.
Swollen bottom lip Thread.