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COMMON DENTAL CARE TERMS / RESEARCH MATERIAL

Knowledge of dental terms can be helpful so that you understand your dental care procedure. We’ve put together this basic reference guide of dental terms you might hear when speaking with your dentist or when browsing our website.

Please don’t hesitate to ask a dental plan specialist or your dental care provider for clarification of any terms. We’re here to help make your experience as pleasant as possible!

Abutment
Amalgam
Anatomy
Antiseptic
Anesthetic
Anterior
Arch
Articulator
Asepsis
Aspirator
Aspiration
Bruxism
Calculus
Caries
Cavity
Cross Contamination
Crown
Curettage
Decalcification
Denture
Diagnosis
Direct Contamination
Disinfection
Disinfectant
Disposable Materials
Distal
Edentulous
Endodontist
Erupt, Eruption
Exfoliate
Extraoral
Filtrum
Fluoride
Gingival Hypertrophy
Gingivitis
Impacted Tooth
Implant
Incisal
Interproximal
Intraoral
Irrigation
Labial
Lingual
Mandible
Mandibular
Masticate
Maxilla
Maxillary
Mesial
Midline
Mixed Dentition
Occlusal
Occlusal Plane
Occlusal Radiograph
Oral
Osteoblasts
Osteoclasts
Pathogens
Pathology
Pedodontist
Periapical
Periodontist
Plaque
Periodontal
Posterior
Prophylaxis
Prosthodontist
Proximal
Radiograph
Root Canal
Sagittal Plane
Sanitization
Sealant
Space Maintainer
Sterilization
Supernumerary Teeth
Tartar
TMD
TMJ
Treatment Card
Terminal Mesial Step
Terminal Plane
Third Molar
Topical
Transverse Ridge
Triangular Ridge
Trifurcation
Tubercle
Tuberosity
Ultrasonic
Ventral
Virgin Teeth
Wisdom Tooth
X-Ray
Xerostomia
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