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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. Malocclusion: Misalignment between the upper and lower teeth when biting.
  2. Molar: A back tooth with a broad surface for grinding food.
  3. Mucosa: Mucous membrane or lining of the oral cavity.
  4. Mandible: The lower jawbone.
  5. Maxilla: The upper jawbone.
  6. Mouthguard: A protective mouthpiece that covers the teeth and gums.
  7. Microabrasion: A technique used to remove small amounts of enamel.
  8. Mesial: Pertaining to or situated in the middle, closer to the midline.
  9. Mucogingival Junction: The line at which the mucous membrane lining of the cheek meets the gingiva.
  10. Mucocele: A mucous cyst primarily occurring on the lower lip.
  11. Myoarthropathy: Any disease involving a muscle and joint.
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