bite plate


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bite·plate

also bite plate  (bīt′plāt′)
n.
A usually plastic, removable dental appliance that is fitted to the palate and is used in orthodontics and prosthodontics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bite plate - a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
dental appliance - a device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
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A typical dental examination involves an oral-cancer screening that includes examining your face, neck, lymph nodes, soft tissues, and jaw joints (TMJs); looking for loose or broken teeth or damaged fillings; checking for gum disease; x-raying your teeth for signs of decay or damage; inspecting your bite; checking any dental appliances (bridge, night guard, bite plate); cleaning (to remove plaque and tartar), polishing, and flossing your teeth; reviewing brushing and flossing techniques; and scheduling any needed dental treatment.