Black tartar on teeth is a pigmented form of the traditional yellow tartar. Calcification of dental plaque forms yellow or tan colored tartar. Dental plaque is a colorless film coating our teeth so we can't see the plaque.
Plaque on teeth is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the tooth surface. Poor oral hygiene leads to a continuous deposit of plaque on teeth surface and with time it solidifies into tarter. Dental plaque is the main cause of cavities and gum disease. Following a proper oral hygiene regime will avoid cavity and gum disease.
Apart from visiting a dentist, do you know how to remove plaque from teeth at home? You can follow several natural plaque removal techniques such as coconut oil pulling, rubbing teeth with orange peel or aloe vera, chewing sesame seeds, etc.
There is a significant difference between plaque and tartar. Plaque is a sticky colorless substance that covers the tooth around the gums. Plaque can eventually harden and forms tartar, also known as calculus.