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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. Canal: The interior passage within a tooth’s root containing nerves and blood vessels.
  2. Cap: Another term for a dental crown.
  3. Caries: The scientific term for tooth decay or cavities.
  4. Cavity: A hole in the tooth caused by decay.
  5. Cementum: A calcified tissue covering the tooth’s root that helps anchor it within the jaw.
  6. Crown: A cover for a tooth that restores its normal shape and size.
  7. Composite: Tooth-colored filling material.
  8. Cusp: Pointed or rounded mounds on the chewing surface of the teeth.
  9. Calculus: Hardened plaque that is difficult to remove.
  10. Canker Sore: A small, painful sore that appears inside the mouth.
  11. Ceramic Braces: Transparent braces that are less visible to others.
  12. Cleft Palate: A congenital deformity of the roof of the mouth.
  13. Cosmetic Dentistry: Dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums, and/or bite.
  14. Cold Sore: Small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth.
  15. Curettage: Removal of tissue from a periodontal pocket.

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