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Glossary

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F

Floss

Fluorosis

G

Gingiva

Gingivitis

Gum disease – Also called periodontal disease.

H

Halitosis – Also called bad breath.

I

Impacted teeth

Implant

Incisor

Inlay

L

Laminate veneer

Loupe – micro glasses

Laser, Dental

M

Malocclusion

Mandible

Maxilla

Molar

Mouth guards

Mouth Mirror

N

Nerves

Nitrous Oxide – Also known as laughing gas.

O

Onlay

Orthodontics

Overdenture

Oral Cancer

P

Palate

Partial denture

Pediatric Dentistry

Periodontal Pocket

Periodontal disease

Periodontist

Permanent teeth – Also called adult teeth.

Plaque

Posterior teeth – Also called the back teeth.

Primary teeth -Also called baby teeth or temporary teeth.

Probe, Dental

Prophylaxis

Prosthodontics

Pulp

R

Receding gum

Recontouring

Resin filling – Also called a composite filling.

Root canal – See also Endodontics

Root planing

S

Sealant

Sedation

T

TMJ – Temporomandibular joint disorder

Tarter – also called calculus

V

Veneer

W

Whitening of the teeth

Wisdom tooth

X

X-Ray