Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Attention Trivia Fans: Looking for some new words to impress your friends? Slip these dental terms into your next conversation!
Embrasures:These are the little triangular spaces between the tips of your teeth. The ideal smile includes a small embrasure space between the two front teeth, and gradually larger spaces for teeth as they go further back in the mouth. Without these spaces, your teeth would look like piano keys!
Frenulum:The frenulum is the thin membrane that connects your tongue to the bottom of your mouth.
Supernumerary teeth:Some people have extra teeth, for example, a double row of incisors. These are called "supernumerary teeth."
Anodontia:Some people never develop any teeth at all. This rare condition, characterized by the congenital absence of all teeth, is called anodontia. More common than anodontia, but still rare, are hypodontia and oligodontia. Hypodontia usually involves the congenital absence of one to six teeth, while oligodontia is used to describe congenital conditions in which more than six teeth are missing