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M | Dental Dictionary

  • malocclusion - improper alignment of upper and lower jaw or teeth
  • mandible - lower jaw
  • mandibular canal - space within the mandible that holds the blood vessels and nerves for the lower jaw and teeth
  • mastication - chewing, generally of food
  • maxilla - upper jaw
  • maxillary sinus - open cavity inside the maxilla
  • molar - rearmost teeth, cusped, used for grinding food
  • mouthguard - appliance used to protect the mouth and teeth during rigorous activity, such as sports
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