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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. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ): Is an anatomical structure that serves as the articulation between the mandible (lower jaw) and the temporal bone of the skull.
  2. Tooth Whitening: A process that makes teeth appear whiter.
  3. Tartar: Hardened dental plaque that affects the health of the teeth and gums.
  4. Transseptal: Passing through or across a dividing wall or septum between teeth.
  5. Tooth Colored Fillings: Also known as composite fillings, made from tooth-colored material to blend in naturally.
  6. Topical Anesthesia: Anesthesia in the form of a gel or cream applied to a specific area.
  7. Trismus: Restricted ability to open the mouth, often due to swelling or spasm.
  8. Torus: A bony elevation or protruding growth in the mouth.
  9. Torus Mandibularis: A bony protuberance on the mandible.
  10. Torus Palatinus: A bony protuberance on the palate.
  11. Transitional Dentition: The stage where both deciduous and permanent teeth are present.
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