Learn some dental definitions



More dental definitions

Caries: Tooth decay, which leads to a cavity.

Orthodontics: Straightening or moving misaligned teeth and/or jaws, usually with braces.

Pediatric dentist/pedodontist: A dentist who treats children from birth through the teen years.

Plaque: A bacteria-containing substance that collects on your teeth. Get rid of plaque by brushing and flossing every day.

Retainer: A device used to stabilize teeth after orthodontic treatment is complete.

Sealant: A thin plastic material used to cover the biting surface of teeth to prevent tooth decay.

 

 
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