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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. Halitosis: Clinical term for bad breath.
  2. Hygienist: A hygienist is an oral healthcare practitioner who holds a license and is registered with a dental association or regulatory authority in their place of practice.
  3. Hypoplasia: Hypoplasia refers to the condition characterized by the inadequate or incomplete development of a certain tissue or organ.
  4. Hemisection: Surgical removal of one half of a tooth.
  5. Hypocalcification: Inadequate calcification or hardening of the teeth.
  6. Hyperemia: An increase in blood supply, often referring to the pulp within a tooth.
  7. Hybrid Denture: A type of denture supported by and anchored to dental implants.
  8. Hypercementosis: An excessive formation of cellular cementum on the roots of a tooth.
  9. Hypersensitivity: Abnormal responsiveness of the teeth to stimuli, such as temperature changes.
  10. Hard Palate: The anterior portion of the palate, comprising bone and covered by mucosa.
  11. High-Speed Drill: A tool used in dentistry for removing tooth structure.
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