Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth surface which can lead to gum disease. Tartar is a crusty deposit that can trap stains on the teeth and cause discoloration. It creates a strong bond that can only be removed by a dental professional. Tartar formation may also make it more difficult to remove new plaque and bacteria. Our dentist is an expert in plague and tartar removal. When our patients leave our office they are plague and tartar free and have a beautiful smile to prove it.