Dental Glossary

Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.

A

  • Abscess

  • Acid Reflux

  • Acidic Foods

  • Acrylic Resin

  • ADA Seal of Approval

  • Advanced Periodontitis

  • Amalgam

  • Anesthesia

  • Arterial Plaque

  • Automatic Flosser

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B

C

  • Calcium

  • Canines

  • Canker Sore

  • Cap

  • Cast Gold

  • Cavities/Caries

  • Cavity Prevention

  • Cellulitis

  • Ceramics

  • Cleaning

  • Cleft Palate

  • Cold Sore

  • Composite Resin

  • Connective Tissue Graft

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Cracked Tooth Syndrome

  • Crowns

  • Cuspids

  • Cyst

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D

E

  • Eating Disorders

  • Enamel

  • Endodontics

  • Erosion

  • Estrogen levels

  • Estrogen Replacement

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F

  • Facial Cavities

  • Fever Blister

  • Fillings

  • Flavonoids

  • Flipper Denture

  • Flossing

  • Fluoride

  • Fluorosis

  • Folic Acid

  • Fractures

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G

  • GERD

  • Gingival Hyperplasia

  • Gingivitis

  • Gingivoplasty

  • Glass Lonomer

  • Gold Foil

  • Gum Disease

  • Gum Recession

  • Gumline

  • Gums

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H

I

  • Impacted Tooth

  • Impacted Wisdom Tooth

  • Impression

  • Incisors

  • Infant Sore Gums

  • Invisalign Braces

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L

  • Laser Gum Surgery

  • Lidocaine

  • Lingual Cavities

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M

N

  • Natal Teeth

  • Nerve

  • Nesbit Denture

  • Night Guard

  • Nitrous Oxide

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O

  • Oral Bacteria

  • Oral Cancer

  • Oral Hygiene

  • Oral Piercing

  • Orthodontics

  • Orthodontist

  • Overbite

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P

  • Partial Dentures

  • Pericoronitis

  • Periodontal Disease

  • Periodontal tissues

  • Periodontitis

  • Piercings

  • Pit and Fissure Cavities

  • Plaque

  • Pocket Depth

  • Porcelain

  • Porcelain Crown

  • Premolars

  • Pulp

  • Pulpitis

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R

S

  • Saliva

  • Scaling

  • Sealants

  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

  • Smokeless Tobacco

  • Smooth Surface Cavities

  • Soft Drinks

  • Space Maintainers

  • Stomach Acid

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T

  • TMJ/TMD

  • Tartar

  • Teething

  • Temporary Crown

  • Temporary Filling

  • Temporomandibular Syndrome

  • Thrush

  • Thumb-sucking

  • Tongue Cleaning

  • Tooth Avulsion

  • Tooth Decay

  • Tooth Discoloration

  • Tooth Extraction

  • Tooth Mobility

  • Tooth Sensitivity

  • Tooth Whitening

  • Tooth

  • Transillumination Test

  • Transosseous Implant

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U

V

  • Veneers

  • Vitamin B

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin D

  • Vitamins

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W

  • Wisdom Teeth

  • Whitening Gels

  • Whitening Toothpaste

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