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the pathologic loss of hard tooth substance caused by biomechanical lodaing forces. The loss is thought to be due to flexure and chemical fatigue degradation of enamel and/or dentin at a location distant from actual point of loading
a cosmetic dental procedure that uses a bleaching solution to whiten teeth
a phenomenon of light or visual perception that enables the differentiation of otherwise identical objects. Usually determined visually by measurement of hyi, saturation, and luminous reflectance of light
pertaining to the study of beauty and the sense of beautiful; objectifies beauty and attractiveness, elicits pleasure
external, extraneous, as originating from or on the outside
resutling from the activity of a clinician; disorders induced in a patient by the clinician
from within, incorporation of a colorant within a material
a proven method for treating tooth discolorations by microreduction of superficial enamel through various methods of mechanical and/or chemical actions
a compound that absorbs ultraviolet radiation, and is used to treat skin problems such as psoriasis, ecziema, or alopecia
when the combined effect of the interaction of elements produces a greater total effect than the sum of the individual elements
having the appearance between complete opacity and complete transparency; parially opaque
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