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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. Oral: Pertaining to the mouth.
  2. Orthodontics: Orthodontics is a specialized field within dentistry that focuses on the treatment and prevention of dental and skeletal irregularities pertaining to teeth and jaws.
  3. Occlusion: Refers to the arrangement and interrelationship between the maxillary and mandibular teeth during the act of biting.
  4. Odontoplasty: Reshaping of a tooth by removing part of the enamel.
  5. Oral Pathology: The specialty of oral medicine which identifies and manages diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.
  6. Overbite: Refers to the vertical alignment of the upper teeth in relation to the lower teeth, when the higher teeth overhang the lower teeth.
  7. Osteoporosis: A condition characterized by weak bones, which can affect the jaw bone.
  8. Odontalgia: Clinical term for a toothache.
  9. Osteoblast: A type of cell that is responsible for bone formation.
  10. Osseointegration: The process of the bone integrating with an implant post.
  11. Oral Hygiene: The practice of keeping one’s mouth clean and free of disease.
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