It's a plaque made of mineral deposits that has harden on someone's teeth.
Tartar (aka calculus) is bacterial plaque (an invisible sticky layer of bacteria that adhere to teeth) that has calcified. Whereas plaque can be brushed away with a toothbrush, tartar cannot, and needs to be removed by a professional dental cleaning (called a scaling) by a dentist or dental hygienist using ultrasonic or manual dental instruments called scalers.
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