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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. Wisdom Teeth: The third (last) molars that usually erupt at age 18-25.
  2. Whitening: A process to lighten teeth using bleaching techniques.
  3. Wax Bite: An impression of the teeth used to check the bite.
  4. Wolff’s Law: The principle that bone remodels in response to the functional forces on it.
  5. Working Bite: The bite registration taken in the position of occlusion.
  6. Wedge: A small triangular piece of wood or plastic used to separate two teeth.
  7. Wire (Orthodontic): Used to move the teeth into position in orthodontic treatment.
  8. White Filling: A filling designed to match the color of a tooth.
  9. Wound: An injury to the body that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane.
  10. Wear Facet: A worn, flat, or shallow depression on the surface of a tooth.
  11. Wrought Wire: Wire that has been elongated by drawing through dies.
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