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Arcade

Used to describe how teeth are arranged in the mouth.

Arcade means arches which is how the teeth are arranged!

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Used to describe how teeth are arranged in the mouth.

Arcade

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Lingual surface

The aspect of the tooth that faces the tongue on the mandible (lower jaw)

Linguistics is the study of language, or "tongues".

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The aspect of the tooth that faces the tongue (most specifically on the mandible)

Lingual surface

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Palatal surface

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

The soft palate is the top of the mouth.

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The aspect of the tooth that faces the tongue on the maxilla

Palatal surface

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Buccal surface

The aspect of the tooth that faces the cheek, also called the vestibular surface.

Bucca is Latin for cheek.

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The aspect of the tooth that faces the cheek

Buccal or vestibular surface

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Occlusal surface

The aspects of the teeth that meet when the animal chews.

Occluding = stopping

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The aspects of the teeth that meet when the animal chews.

Occlusal surface

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Labial surface

Tooth surface facing the lips

Labia is the medical term for lips.

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Tooth surface facing the lips

Labial surface

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Contact surfaces

Aspects of the teeth that touch other teeth

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Aspects of the teeth that touch other teeth

Contact surfaces

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Mesial surface

Contact surface closest to the midline of the dental arcade

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Contact surface closest to the midline of the dental arcade

Mesial surface

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Distal surface

Contact surface furthest from the midline of the dental arcade

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Contact surface furthest from the midline of the dental arcade

Distal surface