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The Dental Arcade

Term used to describe how teeth are arranged in the mouth.

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Arcade

Series of arches (which is how teeth are arranged in the oral cavity).

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Lingual Surface

The aspect of the tooth that faces the tongue

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Maxilla

Upper jaw

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Mandible

Lower jaw

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Palatal Surface

The tooth surface of the maxilla (upper jaw) that faces the tongue

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Buccal Surface

The aspect of the tooth that faces the cheek

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Bucca

Cheek

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Vestibular

Another name for buccal surface (The aspect of the tooth that faces the cheek).

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Vestibule

Space or cavity at an entrance

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Occlusal Surfaces

Aspects of the teeth that meet when the animal chews

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The Labial Surface

The tooth surface facing the lips

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Labia

Lips

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Contact Surfaces

The aspects of the tooth that touch other teeth. Divided into mesial and distal.

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Mesial Contact Surface

The one closest to the midline of the dental arcade or arch.

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Distal Contact Surface

The one furthest from the midline of the dental arcade (think distance).

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