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Dental Terms

Dental Terms

What Most People Call It

What Your Veterinarian Might Call It

Adult tooth

Permanent tooth

Baby tooth

Deciduous tooth

Bad breath

Halitosis

Bite

Occlusion

Cavities or tooth decay

Dental caries, tooth infection

Extra teeth

Polyodontia

Eye teeth

Canines

Front teeth

Incisors and canines

Gum

Gingiva

Gum disease

Periodontal disease, periodontitis

Lower jaw

Mandible

Roof of the mouth

Palate

Root canal

Endodontic treatment

Tartar

Calculus

Teeth cleaning

Dental prophylaxis

Uneven bite

Malocclusion

Upper jaw

Maxilla