Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Pit and fissure cavities are tooth decay that forms in the narrow grooves, pits and fissures of the premolar and molar teeth on the biting surfaces. Because of the way these teeth are shaped, it is often difficult to clean their narrow grooves thoroughly, and bacteria often collect in these areas. Thorough toothbrushing should be conducted carefully to remove food debris and bacterial plaque formation.