• band – metal ring cemented in place around a tooth to allow brackets to attach to the teeth
  • banding – orthodontic process of fitting and cementing bands to teeth
  • base – insulating substance used beneath restorations to protect tooth pulp from changes in temperature
  • benefit – payment for covered dental services by a third-party insurer
  • benign – a term used to indicate mild, non-threatening, or non-malignant
  • bicuspid – tooth located in front of the molars and behind cuspids
  • bilateral – term meaning both right and left sides are indicated
  • biopsy – the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination and/or testing
  • bioinert – material property indicating it causes no physical reaction, such as inflammation or immune response
  • bite/occlusion – physical relationship between upper and lower teeth when closed
  • bleaching – whitening of the teeth, generally using a chemical oxidizing agent and/or laser treatment
  • block injection – anesthetic placed to cause numbness over a large area of the jaw and mouth
  • block graft – bone graft stabilized with screw, generally used to correct a large bone defect
  • bond – mechanical or chemical adhesion connecting two surfaces, orthodontic appliance seal
  • bonding – the process of attaching brackets to teeth for braces or restoring teeth with composite resin to repair tooth color or shape
  • bone atrophy/resorption – loss of bone in the jaw, commonly caused by periodontal disease
  • braces – orthodontic devices used to reposition teeth over time to correct misalignment, generally consisting of brackets and archwires
  • bracket – ceramic or metal piece cemented to the tooth to hold an archwire for orthodontic treatment
  • bridge/partial denture – a dental prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth, generally attaches to surrounding teeth or implants for support
  • bruxism – involuntary grinding of the teeth, usually while sleeping, often causing tooth wear, sensitivity, headaches, and jaw pain
  • buccal – referring to or toward the cheek

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    Understanding Endodontic Retreatment Endodontic retreatment, also known as root canal retreatment, is a procedure performed to address infections that may reoccur in a previously treated tooth. While root canal treatment is generally successful in eliminating infections and preserving the natural tooth, there are instances where retreatment becomes necessary to maintain oral health. When is Endodontic…

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  • Fruit Juice & Your Teeth: A Message From Your Dentist | Endodontist in Ocean

    Don’t be fooled by the label “100 percent fruit juice.” Drinks advertised in this way might seem like a healthy choice, but these drinks may be doing more harm than good. In fact, fruit juices contain sugar that can lead to tooth decay. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently reevaluated their recommendations for allowing small children to consume fruit juice. Here’s…

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  • 6 Harmful Habits That Affect Your Teeth | Endodontist Ocean NJ

    Nearly everyone has at least one habit that they wish they could break. Did you know that some of them can affect your oral health? Here are a few common habits and tips for how to break them. 1. Nail Biting  Why it’s harmful: Your dental health may suffer from nail biting by possibly chipping…

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