Consistently brushing your teeth, flossing your teeth, and using antiseptic mouthwash is the key to proper dental care. This information is common knowledge but do you know about tartar? Even when you have an excellent dental care routine in place, tartar can buildup on your teeth. That’s why you need to see a dental hygienist to clean your teeth.Plaque is the result of bacteria and food residue combining. When plaque hardens, it becomes tartar or calculus. It sits above the gum line and can lead to receding gums and gum disease, which are significant health problems. Keep reading to learn more about what tartar is and tips that can help control tartar buildup.