WHAT IS A TARTAR? HOW TO REMOVE DENTISTS
As tartar hard deposits on the teeth above the gum line (gingiva) are called. Tartar located below the marginal gingiva is referred to as a calculus. Soft dental plaque (plaque) is to be distinguished from calculus as calcified dental plaque. Tartar consists of calcified and hardening plaque and is colored yellowish to brownish, i. the tooth color changes. Tooth discoloration of calcified dental plaque affects the natural aesthetic appearance. Tartar buildup arises from the soft plaque that can not be removed in time with the toothbrush and hardened by the access of minerals from the saliva. Tartar is hardened plaque and is noticeable to the tongue as a rough surface.