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Black Tartar On Teeth

Tartar is a hard, mineralized substance that builds up on teeth when plaque is not removed. It appears above and below the gumline, and its position can affect its color. In particular, black tartar on teeth usually appears below the gumline.

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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