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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. Keratin: A protein that forms the principal component of hair, nails, and enamel of teeth.
  2. Keratinization: Formation of keratin, the hard protein in hair and nails, in epithelial cells.
  3. Kinetic Cavitation: The use of air pressure in oral irrigation to remove debris.
  4. Keratinocytes: Cells that produce keratin.
  5. Kilovoltage Peak (kVp): A unit of measure for electrical voltage used in radiography.
  6. Knocked-Out Tooth: A tooth that has been removed from its socket due to trauma.
  7. Kissing Lesions: Lesions that occur symmetrically on opposing surfaces of two oral structures.
  8. Keystone Species: A species on which other species in an ecosystem largely depend.
  9. Keratocyst: A type of odontogenic cyst arising from the dental lamina.
  10. Kenesis: Movement or activity of a body part.
  11. Keratosis: A growth of keratin on the skin or on mucous membranes.
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