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Dental Terms

Dental Terms

What Most People Call It

What Your Veterinarian Might Call It

  • Adult tooth

  • Baby tooth

  • Bad breath

  • Bite

  • Cavities or tooth decay

  • Extra teeth

  • Eye teeth

  • Front teeth

    Cheek teeth

  • Gum

  • Gum disease

  • Lower jaw

  • Roof of the mouth

  • Root canal

  • Tartar

  • Teeth cleaning

  • Uneven bite

  • Upper jaw

  • Wolf teeth

    Floating

  • Permanent tooth

  • Deciduous tooth

  • Halitosis

  • Occlusion

  • Dental caries, tooth infection

  • Polyodontia

  • Canines

  • Incisors and canines

    Premolars and molars

  • Gingiva

  • Periodontal disease, periodontitis

  • Mandible

  • Palate

  • Endodontic treatment

  • Calculus

  • Dental prophylaxis

  • Malocclusion

  • Maxilla

  • First premolars

    Odontoplasty