English Spanish Vocabulary – At the dentist En el dentista

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Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to being at the denist.
Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con en el dentista.

Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish:


At the dentist En el dentista

Dentist dentista
Teeth los dientes
A tooth un diente
A bridge un puente
A cavity caries
A checkup un examen
A cleaning una limpieza
A crown una corona
A filling un empaste
An extraction una extracción
Anesthesia anestesia
Braces aparato
Dental floss el hilo dental
Dentures la dentadura postiza
Fluoride flúor
Gingivitis gingivitis
Gums las encías
Hygienist el higienista
Implants implantes
Inflammation inflamación
Loose flojo
Plaque placa
Surgeon el cirujano
To bite morder
To brush cepillarse
To chew masticar
To gargle hacer gárgaras
To hurt doler
To rinse enjuagarse
To spit escupir
Toothache dolor de muelas
Toothbrush el cepillo de dientes
Toothpaste la pasta de dientes
Treatment el tratamiento
X-rays los rayos equis

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About the Author:Laura

I am from Bilbao in northern Spain. I qualified as a Spanish Language Teacher in 2004. I have taught Spanish in England and Spain and now really enjoy teaching the Spanish Language via my website The Spanish Blog to students from all around the world. I love my job and the intricacies of the Spanish Language. My main personal interests are music, reading and cooking. I studied music for twelve years in Bilbao and I play the piano. I also enjoy singing and I try my best to sing more in English now. I hope very much that you enjoy my posts and welcome any comments.


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