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A Complete Glossary of Dental Definitions

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Bacteria
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Bacteria is the name given to small single celled organisms

Bacterial culture
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Bacterial culture is a test to identify bacterial organisms

Band
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A metal ring that is usually placed on you teeth to hold on parts of your braces

Band Remover
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A special plier which the orthodontist uses to remove bands from your teeth.

Banding
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The process of cementing orthodontic bands to your teeth.

Behavior Management
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Techniques or therapies used to control the actions of a patient who is receiving dental treatment.

Benign
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Benign means no danger to health

Bicuspid
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Bicuspid means two cusps

Bilateral
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Bilateral means relating to right and left sides

Biomechanics
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The relationship between the force you apply to living tissue such as teeth and gums and and how the tissue moves and changes.

Bite Stick
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A device the orthodontist uses to help put on your bands.

Biteplane
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A removable appliance made of acrylic designed to open a deep bite.

Bitewing
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Bitewing is a specific type of dental x-ray

Bleaching
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Whitiening of a tooth or teeth.

Bonding
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Bonding is a process to hold material on a tooth

Bracket
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A metal or ceramic part that is glued onto a tooth and serves as a means of fastening the arch wire.

Breakaway
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A breakaway is a small plastic piece with an internal spring which is used to provide force on a facebow.

Bridge
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A bridge is a structure spanning over a gap

Bruxism
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Bruxism is the abnormal grinding of the teeth

Buccal
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Buccal means of or relating to the cheek area

Buccal Tube
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A small metal part that is welded on the ourside of a molar bank.

By Report
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By Report is where there is no procedure code and so a written report is required

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teal = Dental Procedure violet = Disease orange = Anatomy
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