Adjective "dental" definition and examples

(Dental may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdɛnt(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the teeth.
  1. 'The second phase consists of the removal of extra teeth, the insertion of dental implants if teeth are missing, and the straightening of teeth using braces.'
  2. 'Sometimes dental plates can be used to seal the palate and help the baby feed better.'
  3. 'In spite of these improvements in dental health, teeth are still extracted because of decay.'
  4. 'Call the doctor or dentist if you have questions or concerns about your child's teeth, gums, or dental health.'
  5. 'And despite all the good news about dental health, tooth decay remains one of the most common diseases of childhood.'
  6. 'The care and cleaning of your baby's teeth is important for long-term dental health.'
  7. 'It lies between the outer enamel and the innermost core of the tooth called the dental pulp.'
  8. 'Skeletal and dental evidence indicates good health, while the high levels of nitrogen isotopes present in human remains indicates a diet rich in protein.'
  9. 'Fluoride can considerably benefit dental health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks that can cause tooth decay.'
  10. 'Good dental health is vital for a general sense of well being and the arrival of toothache often heralds two kinds of pain - physical and financial.'
  11. 'dental councils'
  12. 'The dental council began an investigation to see if law had been broken.'
  13. 'It also seeks to improve the quality of dental professionalism, while offering a structured continuing dental education for students to learn and practice.'
  14. 'For examination of the mucosa, dentures or other dental appliances may need to be removed.'
  15. 'The national health expenditure for dental services is expected to exceed $60 billion in 2000.'
  16. 'With today's advances in modern dentistry, dental surgery has also advanced considerably to make the procedure nearly painless.'
  17. 'Patients are instructed that when they visit the dentist for cleanings or dental work during the next two years, they should take prophylactic antibiotics.'
  18. 'The patient is instructed to take prophylactic antibiotics when he or she visits the dentist for cleanings or dental work in the two years after surgery.'
  19. 'Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dental services, speech therapy, podiatry are also available on the Ripon site.'
  20. 'It also allows for continuous training of dental staff.'
  21. 'Mild-mannered yet talkative dental supplies salesman, Andy goes to Detroit to give a speech at a dental convention.'
(of a consonant) pronounced with the tip of the tongue against the upper front teeth (as th) or the alveolar ridge (as n, d, t).
  1. 'The alliterating dental sounds clinch the sentence's dark sense.'

noun

A dental consonant.
  1. 'In a variety of languages, either for the sake of euphony, or from caprice or accident, sibilant letters have been interchanged with dentals.'

More definitions

1. of or relating to the teeth.

2. of or relating to dentistry or a dentist.

3. Phonetics. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue tip touching the back of the upper front teeth or immediately above them, as French t. alveolar, as English t. interdental (def 2). noun

4. Phonetics. a dental sound.

More examples(as adjective)

"treatments can be dental."

"records can be dental."

"services can be dental."

"cares can be dental."

"surgeries can be dental."

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Origin

Late 16th century: from late Latin dentalis, from Latin dens, dent- ‘tooth’.