In phonetics, dental describes the articulation of a sound. A dental is formed with the teeth, the Dentes and is also called apico -dental ( from the Latin apex " the ( tongue ) peak ").
If, in addition to the teeth even the lip for the articulation of a sound is used, then one speaks of a Labiodental.
Apiko -dental ( tongue tip to tooth) are the voiced and the unvoiced variant of the English th - sound, labiodental (tooth to lip ) the sounds of German letters f and w ( v).
In addition, there lamino - dental sounds in which the tongue of the palatal side of the upper teeth come into contact. These are variants of the sounds [t ], [ d ], [ s] and [ z].