Glossary of Dental Terms and Dental Products


Approximately 20% of the population suffers from canker sores (kanker sores, canker soar). Canker sores do not appear to be caused by viruses or bacteria. The cause is unknown. Mouth trauma such as following a dental procedure, cheek, tongue or lip biting, even aggressive tooth cleaning can cause canker sores.


Fever Blisters and Cold Sores (cold soar) both refer to the medical condition known as Oral Herpes. A herpes outbreak is clinically composed in most instances of a cluster of tiny clear fluid-filled skin blisters which bursts from minor trauma forming ulcers. These ulcers spontaneously heal forming a scab without complications in 10-14 days.

DAY WHITE® ACP by Discus Dental

Day White® (daywhite, daywhite excel, daywhite ACP, day white ACP, day white excel, day white 3, daywhite 3) is a fast, safe and effective tooth whitening system. The whitening gel is a thick solution, which is applied by the patient at home using a clear and inconspicuous custom fitted tray.

HYDRO PULSE® Nasal/Sinus Irrigation System

The Hydro Pulse® (hydropulse) delivers a very gentle and soothing drug free treatment for sinus and allergy problems including sinus infection, sinusitis, sinus headache and post nasal drip.


Opalescence Gel (opalescence tooth whitening, opalescence tooth whitener, opalescence ultradent, opalesense, opalesence, opalecence, opelesense, opelescence, opelesence, opalscence) tooth whitening system is a syringe delivered, take-home bleaching gel. The patented formula has sticky, adhesive properties, which produce results in days rather than weeks!


Oral-B toothbrushes (oralb, oral b, oralb toothbrush, oralb tooth brush, oral b tooth brush, professional care, professionalcare, oral b professional care, oralb professionalcare), including both power toothbrushes (Braun Oral-B, braun oralb) and manual toothbrushes for children and adults as well as interdental products such as dental floss, are used by more dentists and consumers than any other brand in the U.S. and in many international markets.

NITE WHITE® ACP by Discus Dental

Nite White® (excel, ACP, night white, nitewhite, nightwhite, white night, white nite, nite whiternite white) is a fast, safe and effective tooth whitening system. The whitening gel is a thick solution, which is applied by the patient at home using a clear and inconspicuous custom fitted tray.


Rembrandt (rembrant) toothpaste uses Citroxain® , an enzyme based formulation so different to clean and polish the teeth, that it significantly whitens teeth by surface stain removal and actually whitens the color of teeth as well as fight cavities.


Rota-Dent electric toothbrush (rota dent, rotadent, rotadent tooth brush, rota dent tooth brush) was designed by dental professionals as an effective hygiene instrument to minimize stain and calculus build-up. Clinically proven to significantly reduce both dental plaque and gingivitis.


Philips sonicare electric toothbrush (sonic care, soniccare, sonicare tooth brush, sonic care tooth brush, soni care, sonnicare, sonnic care, soniccare tooth brush, soniccare toothbrush, sonic care toothbrush,, sonic healthcare, sonic care ultra tooth brush, soniccare elite 7500 7300 7800, sonic care elite 7500 7300 7800, sonic teeth care, sonic, sonic care ultra, dental sonic care, sonic care electric toothbrush, sonic care elite toothbrush, sonic care toothbrush phillips, sonic care 2, soniccare 2, philips soniccare, phillips sonic care)uses superior cleaning technology by directing powerful cleaning action into hard to reach areas for better plaque removal between teeth.

Philips sonicare electric toothbrush accessories include replacement brush heads, travel cases and electric chargers (sonic care accessories, sonic care brushhead, sonic care brush head,sonicare brush heads, sonicare brushheads)


Supersmile Whitening Products (super smile, supasmile, supa smile, supersmile tooth paste, super smile tooth paste, supersmile toothpaste, super smile toothpaste, supersmile whitening, super smile whitening)is the #1 recommended whitening toothpaste by cosmetic dentists worldwide for maintaining bleached, bonded, and laminated teeth as well as natural teeth. It also works on crowns, caps, braces and dentures.


Squigle Enamel Saver Toothpaste (squiggle enamel saver toothpaste, squiggle tooth paste)does NOT contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and other irritating ingredients. It's free of harsh abrasives, stinging flavors, irritating tartar control agents and bleaches, and of course it's free of SLS and other irritating detergents. Research has linked SLS directly to outbreaks of canker sores.


Waterpik oral care products (water pick, water pik, waterpick) offers a range of 2 electric tooth brushes - The sensonic SR700W and the DT400. 5 various oral irrigators - WP60, WP65, WP70W, WP72W, WP350 and the WP360. Battery or electric powered flossing aids are fast, easy,  convenient and proven to be as effective as manual floss. 3 different models exist - the FL110, FLW110 and FLW310.