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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
What is Periodontics?
General Prevention Tips
Nutrution and Your Gums
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When To See a Periodontist?
Oral Health Topics
The Preventive Program
Medication and Heart Disease
Age and Oral Health
What is Tooth Decay?
Prevention Tips for Children
Women and Tooth Care
Seniors and Oral Health
Nutrition and Your Teeth
Bad Breath (halitosis)
Cavities and Tooth Decay
Gum Disease (Gingivitis)
Lacerations and Cuts
Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
Scaling And Root Planing
Before Your First Visit
Your Rights as a Patient
Oral Health Products
Choosing a Toothbrush
Types of Floss
Lanap Laser Surgery
Pinhole Surgical Technique
Your First Visit
Early Stage Gingivitis
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- Material made from mercury and other alloy mixtures used to restore a drilled portion of a tooth.
- Medications used to relieve pain.
- Front teeth. Also called incisors and cuspids.
- The upper or lower jaw.
Baby bottle tooth decay
- Caused by sugary substances in breast milk and some juices, which combine with saliva to form pools inside the baby's mouth.
-A premolar tooth; tooth with two cusps, which are pointed or rounded eminences on or near the masticating surface of a tooth.
- X-rays that help a dentist diagnose cavities.
- Application of tooth-colored resin materials to the surface of the teeth.
- A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth cemented or otherwise attached to the abutment teeth or implant replacements.
- Teeth grinding.
- A hard deposit of mineralized substance adhering to crowns and/or roots of teeth or prosthetic devices.
- The narrow chamber inside the tooth's root.
- Also called cuspids.
- One that occurs on the delicate tissues inside your mouth. A canker sore is usually light-colored at its base and can have a red exterior border.
- A commonly used term for tooth decay, or cavities.
- Usually occurs on the outside of the mouth, usually on or near the nose or lips. A cold sore is contagious because it is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and it is usually painful and filled with fluid.
- Tooth colored restorations, also known as resin fillings.
- A tooth colored resin combined with silica or porcelain and used as a restoration material.
- The process of reshaping teeth.
- An artificial tooth replacement that restores missing tooth structure by surrounding the remaining coronal tooth structure. It is also placed on a dental implant.
- The pointed parts on top of the back teeth's chewing surface.
- Front teeth that typically have a protruding edge.
- The tooth layer underneath the enamel.
- A removable set of teeth.
- A form of dentistry that addresses problems affecting the tooth's root or nerve.
- A harmless over-exposure to fluoride resulting in tooth discoloration.
- A harmless over-exposure to fluoride and resulting sometimes in tooth discoloration.
- Another word for gum tissue.
- A minor disease of the gums caused by plaque.
- An infection of the gum tissues. Also called periodontal disease.
- A condition in which a tooth fails to erupt or only partially erupts.
- A permanent appliance used to replace a missing tooth.
- Front teeth with cutting edges; located in the center or on the sides near the front.
- An artificial filling made of various materials, including porcelain, resin, or gold.
- A shell that is bonded to the enamel of a front tooth. The shell is usually thin and made from porcelain resin.
- Bad bite relationship.
- The lower jaw.
- The upper jaw.
- Usually the largest teeth, near the rear of the mouth. Molars have large chewing surfaces.
- Addresses more than the aches and pains felt in and around the neck and head that are associated with your teeth and jaw.
- A filling designed to protect the chewing surface of a tooth.
- A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment.
- A non-fixed dental appliance applied to a small number of natural teeth or implants.
- Roof of the mouth.
- A removable appliance that replaces missing teeth.
- A field of dentistry that deals with children's teeth
- An opening formed by receding gums.
- Infection of the gum tissues. Also called gum disease.
- A dentist who treats diseases of the gums.
- The teeth that erupt after primary teeth. Also called adult teeth.
- A sticky, colorless substance that covers the teeth after sleep or periods between brushing.
- The bicuspids and molars. Also called the back teeth.
- A person's first set of teeth. Also called baby teeth or temporary teeth.
- The act of cleaning the teeth.
- The field of dentistry that deals with artificial dental appliances.
- The inner tissues of the tooth containing blood, nerves and connective tissue.
- A condition in which the gums separate from the tooth, allowing bacteria and other substances to attack the tooth's enamel and surrounding bone.
- An artificial filling used to restore teeth. Also called a composite filling.
- A procedure in which a tooth's nerve is removed and an inner canal cleansed and later filled.
- Scraping or cleansing of teeth to remove heavy buildup of tartar below the gum line.
- A synthetic material placed on the tooth's surface that protects the enamel and chewing surfaces.
- Temporomandibular joint disorder. Health problems related to the jaw joint just in front of the ear.
- A hardened substance (also called calculus) that sticks to the tooth's surface.
- A laminate applied or bonded to the tooth.
- A process that employs special bleaching agents for restoring the color of teeth.
- Third set of molars that erupt last in adolescence.
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