Glossary

Gappy Smile

This occurs when you have a gap or space between the two front teeth. 

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass procedures are any of a group of similar operations that first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to allow both pouches to stay connected to it. The operation is prescribed to treat morbid obesity, defined as a BMI (body mass index) greater than 40, and also to treat type-2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and other co-morbid conditions.

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic acid is perhaps the best-known of a group of chemicals called fruit acids or alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA). Derived from sugar cane, it is used to rejuvenate the skin by encouraging the shedding of old, sun-damaged surface skin cells. Glycolic acid is the alpha-hydroxy acid most frequently used for facial peel treatments recommended for those whose skin is showing signs of aging. Fine lines, brown marks and dry spots (solar keratoses) can improve with regular applications or peels. Glycolic acid may also prove helpful for those prone to acne.

Grinding

Teeth grinding is a medical condition wherein a person unconsciously clenches his or her teeth, usually while asleep.