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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. Dentin: The hard, dense tissue forming the bulk of a tooth beneath the enamel.
  2. Dentition: The arrangement or condition of the teeth.
  3. Dental Implants: Titanium replacements for missing tooth roots.
  4. Denture: A removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
  5. Decay: Tooth decay refers to the degradation of dental structure resulting from the presence of bacterial toxins.
  6. Dental Prophylaxis: A procedure to clean the teeth and gums.
  7. Diastema: A gap between two adjacent teeth.
  8. Dental Floss: A slender string composed of fine filaments that is employed for the purpose of eliminating food particles and dental plaque located in the interdental spaces.
  9. Dry Socket: Occur following a tooth extraction.
  10. Deciduous Teeth: Also known as baby or primary teeth.
  11. Dental Sealant: A dental sealant refers to a slender layer of plastic that is applied onto the occlusal surfaces of teeth.
  12. Dental Fluorosis: Condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine compounds.
  13. Distal: The side of the tooth distant from the midline.
  14. Dental Plaque: is a viscid and malleable biofilm that accumulates on the tooth surface and harbors bacterial microorganisms.
  15. Direct Restoration: Filling a cavity with a solid material like amalgam or composite resin in one appointment.
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