A Visit to the Dentist

The dentist is a doctor who is specially trained to care for teeth. When you visit for a check up, your dentist will look at your teeth and gums to check for any problems. The dentist also wants to make sure your teeth are developing properly as you grow. Its important to visit your dentist every 6 months to make sure youre taking good care of your teeth and that your teeth and gums are healthy.

After your name is called in the waiting room, youll go into an exam room and sit down in a big, comfortable chair. The chair will have a place to rest your head and lots of room for you to stretch out your legs. Next to the chair may be a little sink with a cup that you can use to rinse out your mouth as your teeth are being cleaned. During the exam your teeth will be cleaned, flossed, and checked for cavities.

The dentist will look at all of your teeth and check your gums to make sure theyre strong and healthy. The dentist will also check the way your upper and lower teeth work together. This is called your bite. If he or she thinks you have a problem with your bite, you may be referred to an orthodontist. This is a doctor who specializes in correcting the shape or positions of all your teeth through orthodontia or braces.

During your visit, the dental hygienist will take X-rays or pictures of your teeth. They can show cavities hiding between your teeth and problems beneath your gums. A cavity is a decayed or rotten part of a tooth. If you have a cavity, youll probably have to come back to the dentists office for another visit.

At that time, as soon as you sit down in the dental chair, the dentist will give you a tiny shot of an anesthetic, a medicine that numbs the area around the tooth. He will remove a decayed part from your tooth with special dental tools. One of them is a drilling machine. You may experience unpleasant feeling, but this procedure is essential for a proper treatment. Then the decayed area will be filled with materials that will keep your tooth strong and healthy, like tooth-coloured or silver fillings.

Your mouth may be numb for a little while after you leave the dentists office, but the anesthetic will soon wear off and youll have a beautiful smile!


1. What does the dentist treat?

2. How often should we visit the dentist?

3. Does the dentist examine only your teeth?

4. Why does the dentist order to take X-ray?

5. What is a tooth cavity?

6. What doctor deals with correction of teeth position?

7. How does a patient feel after an anesthetic shot?

8. What will the decayed area be treated with?


  1. A. Before you listen, say when you visit another city, what do you enjoy/not enjoy doing?
  2. Appointment with a Dentist
  3. Discuss the basic situations: a) you show your city to English-speaking visitors; b) you take them on a sightseeing route; c) you answer the guests questions.
  4. Discuss the basic situations: a) you show your city to English-speaking visitors; b) you take them on a sightseeing route; c) you answer the guests questions.
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