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Dental Care


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bridge
a small piece of metal that keeps false teeth
cavity
a hole inside your teeth
cement
substance that is used for filling holes in teeth
dentist
someone whose job is to treat people's teeth
dentures
a set of artificial teeth worn by someone who does not have their own teeth
to drill
to make a hole in a tooth using a drill
to examine
if a dentist examines you, they look at your teeth to check them
to fill
to put some cement into a tooth
filling
a small amount of metal that is put into your tooth to cover a hole
gums
your gums are the two areas of firm pink flesh at the top and bottom of your mouth
lost teeth
teeth that you no longer have
nerve
parts inside your teeth which carry messages between the brain and the teeth
preventive dentistry
dentistry to prevent any teeth disease happening rather than cure it
tooth
one of the hard white objects in your mouth that you use to bite
tooth decay
the natural chemical change that causes the slow destruction of teeth
treat
to put a special substance on your teeth or use a chemical process to protect, clean them
treatment
a process by which your teeth are cleaned, protected etc
X-rays
a photograph of someone's teeth, taken using X-rays