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At Cornerstone Dentistry, we understand that dental jargon can be confusing, leaving patients feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about their oral health. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive dental glossary tailored just for you. Our commitment to patient care goes beyond your dental chair experience; we want you to be well-informed and empowered when it comes to your oral health.

With our user-friendly glossary, you can easily access explanations of dental terms, procedures, and treatments, helping you make informed decisions about your dental care. Take charge of your oral health with Cornerstone Dentistry’s Dental Glossary. Explore it today!


  1. Bicuspid: A tooth with two cusps, typically for crushing or grinding food.
  2. Biopsy: removal of a small amount of tissue as part of oral examination.
  3. Bleaching: A cosmetic dental procedure to lighten the teeth.
  4. Bonding: Application of a tooth-colored resin to repair and/or change a tooth’s color or shape.
  5. Braces: Devices used in orthodontics to straighten teeth.
  6. Bruxism: Involuntary grinding or clenching of teeth.
  7. Bridge: A fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth.
  8. Bitewing: A type of X-ray showing upper and lower teeth in one view.
  9. Bite: The position of the upper and lower teeth when they are brought together.
  10. Buccal: Related to the cheek side of the back teeth.
  11. Bone Graft: Procedure to replace damaged or lost bone around the teeth.
  12. Bone Resorption: Loss of bone around the teeth.
  13. Bifurcation: Area where the roots of a tooth divide.
  14. Base: Material placed under a dental restoration to insulate the pulp (nerve).
  15. Bur: A tool used to cut tooth structure.
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