Definition of dental dam in US English:

dental dam


  • A thin sheet of latex used by dentists to isolate a tooth being worked on, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus.

    • ‘One form of dental dam barrier is a thin sheet of latex that dentists call a ‘rubber dam.’’
    • ‘This super soft, value-priced premium dental dam is available in 6 different colours in thin, medium or heavy gauge.’
    • ‘Apply Paint-on Dental Dam to gingiva to isolate gums around selected teeth.’


dental dam

/ˈdɛn(t)l dæm/