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Dentistry

amalgam

noun

a substance used for filling holes in teeth, made from a mixture of metals

brace

noun

a set of wires that you wear on your teeth to push them into the correct position. The American word is braces.

bridge

noun

an artificial tooth or group of teeth that is fitted between natural teeth

cap

noun

a hard cover fixed to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it

cap

verb

to fix a hard cover to a tooth to protect it or replace part of it

caries

noun

tooth decay

cavity

noun

a hole in a tooth, caused by decay

crown

noun

a cover for a tooth that has broken or decayed badly

crown

verb

to put a cover on a tooth that has broken or decayed badly

dentistry

noun

the job of examining and treating people’s teeth

dentistry

noun

the study of people’s teeth and how to treat problems of the teeth and mouth

draw

verb

to pull out a tooth

extract

verb

to remove one of someone’s teeth

fill

verb

to repair a tooth by putting a hard substance into a hole in it

filling

noun

a small mass of metal or plastic used for filling a hole in a tooth

have out

to have a tooth removed from your mouth or an organ removed from your body

impacted

adjective

an impacted tooth cannot grow because it is under another tooth

orthodontics

noun

the part of dentistry that deals with making teeth straight

plaque

noun

a substance that forms on your teeth and in which bacteria can grow and damage your teeth

plate

noun

a piece of plastic or metal with false teeth fixed to it that is made to fit inside your mouth

plate

noun

a piece of plastic with wires fixed to it that you wear in your mouth to make your teeth straight

retainer

noun

a plastic device for keeping your teeth in position after treatment with a brace

scale

noun

tartar that forms on your teeth

scale

verb

to remove scale from teeth

tartar

noun

a hard substance that forms on your teeth and can cause them to decay

toothache

noun

a pain in one or more of your teeth

tooth decay

noun

the gradual natural process in which the teeth start to decay, especially as a result of eating sweet foods

orthodontic

adjective

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