A 49-year-old member asked:

How do dental plaque and tartar differ?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic 38 years experience
Calcification: Tartar, or calculus, is dental plaque that has hardened or calcified because the plaque hasn't been properly disrupted or removed by brushing and flossing.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
Hard plaque: When plaque is left uncleaned , not brushed and flossed away, it calcify from the minerals in your saliva turning it to calculus or tartar, that is only can be cleaned by your dentist ..Tooth v.
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