Plaque is a thin layer of colorless or pale-yellow bacterial film that gradually starts to form on tooth surface within 12 hours of brushing. Plaque can be easily removed by your regular oral care routine.
Whereas tar-tar is hard, crusty, yellow or brown colored deposit which forms when the plaque mineralizes if you are not maintaining proper oral hygiene. Tar-tar can only be removed professionally by your dental care provider.
Plaque and tar-tar build up if ignored may cause gum disease and other dental issues.
To prevent plaque and tar-tar build maintain your regular visit to the dental office every three to six months for dental cleaning, invest in a good fluoridated toothpaste and a soft bristle toothbrush and replace it every three to six months or when the bristles fray, brush your teeth twice in a day, floss at least once daily, complete your oral care routine with a mouthwash recommended by the dentist, maintain a well balanced diet and avoid binging in between meals.