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elementen (m.b.t. tanden)

English translation: teeth

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Dutch term or phrase:elementen (m.b.t. tanden)
English translation:teeth
Entered by: Dave Calderhead
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09:06 Jun 24, 2005
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Medical - Medical: Dentistry / term for the teeth
Dutch term or phrase: elementen (m.b.t. tanden)
This is a rather specific query about the use of 'elementen' in dental texts. In the Van Dale Ned-Eng 'elementen' (tank, kies) is given as 'elements'. But I have not been able to find any dental texts which use the word 'elements' to mean 'teeth'.

What would be the preferable translation for this?

Het is raadzaam om de lak eerst aan te brengen op de elementen in de onderkaak voordat zich daar te veel speeksel verzamelt, wat het aanbrengen kan belemmeren.

It is advisable first to apply the enamel to the elements [teeth?] in the lower jaw before too much saliva gathers there, which can impede the application.
Local time: 04:40
The 'natural teeth' are the 'elementen' concerned in this treatment.
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Dave Calderhead
Local time: 04:40
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The 'natural teeth' are the 'elementen' concerned in this treatment.

Dave Calderhead
Local time: 04:40
Native speaker of: English
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