Difference between Plaque and Tartar

 Plaque is a thin film of bacteria which constantly keeps forming on all teeth. It is mainly responsible for two common diseases of the mouth, namely tooth decay and gum disease. Everyone’s saliva has millions of bacteria and these stick to the surface of your teeth and rapidly multiply to form plaque. 

Tartar is also called calculus. It is formed when calcium that is present in the saliva combines with plaque and makes it hard. Once tartar has set in, you will need to visit your oral hygiene provider to get it removed. The best way to prevent build-up of tartar is regular and effective plaque removal. At Smile Concepts, we have a dedicated hygienist to address your regular cleaning and caring requirements. Our dental surgeons will also cater to all your routine check-ups and related procedures.