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Tartar on teeth. Close-up of the lower and upper teeth of a 34 year old man, showing tartar build up. Tartar (calculus) is a form of hardened dental plaque that builds up on and between teeth. It is caused by the precipitation of minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) from plaque.
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