English vocabulary Mouth and Teeth

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baby tooth

noun
a temporary tooth in young children that drops out and is later replaced with a permanent one

brace

noun
an orthodontic device made of metal wires that is fitted in the mouth to push teeth in the right position

canine

noun
one of the four pointed teeth that are between the incisors and premolars, used for tearing food

cavity

noun
a hole in a tooth that is caused by decay

crown

noun
the external part of the tooth outside the gum

denture

noun
a set of false teeth or any artificial replacement for a tooth

enamel

noun
a hard white external layer that covers the crown of the tooth

false teeth

noun
dentures; ‌a set of artificial teeth used by someone who has lost their natural teeth

filling

noun
a small amount of material used to fill a hole in a tooth

gum

noun
the firm, pink flesh around the roots of teeth at the top and bottom of the mouth

incisor

noun
any of the narrow-edged teeth at the front of the mouth that are used for biting

jaw

noun
the lower bone of the face containing the chin and the bottom teeth

milk tooth

noun
a temporary tooth in young children that drops out and is later replaced with a permanent one

molar

noun
one of the large flat teeth at the back of the mouth used for grinding and crushing food

mouth

noun
the part of the face we use for eating, speaking or breathing

mucus

noun
a thick slimy substance produced by mucous membranes, inside the nose or the mouth, to lubricate and protect them

palate

noun
(anatomy) the inside upper side of the mouth that separates it from the nasal cavity

plaque

noun
(medical) a soft slimy substance formed on the teeth in which bacteria can grow

premolar

noun
a tooth that is located between the canine and molar teeth

roof

noun
the hard surface at the top of the inside of the mouth

saliva

noun
a clear liquid that is slightly alkaline, secreted into the mouth to help chewing and swallowing food

tartar

noun
a hard substance that is formed on the teeth and may cause dental cavity

taste bud

noun
any of the sensory organs on the tongue that make one recognize different tastes

tongue

noun
the soft movable part inside the mouth used for tasting something or speaking

tooth

noun
any of the hard white structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing food or for attacking and defensing

wisdom tooth

noun
any of the large molar teeth at the back of the mouth that grow in adulthood

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