Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
The soft and hard tissues that surround and support the teeth in the jawbone. They include the gums (gingiva) that cover the bone of the jaw and support the tooth structure inside the alveolar bone, the periodontal ligament (fibers that keep the teeth attached to the jaw), and the bone (alveolar) to which the teeth are in place, nourished and protected.