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  • What's wrong? Yeah, I know. I have a toothache. It hurts. I have to go to the dentist. What's

  • a "dentist"? A "dentist" is a tooth doctor. Do you hate going to the dentist? I love going

  • to the dentist. I don't know why. Ever since I was a child, I have absolutely loved going

  • to the dentist. Maybe because my dentist gave me stickers to play with or something to take

  • home, I don't know. I've just never been afraid of the dentist. I always thought that it was

  • really cool to see all the tools that the dentists use and put them in my mouth. I was

  • a strange child. Not much has changed except I've gotten bigger.

  • My name is Ronnie. Today, I'm going to teach you about going to the dentist. Oh, the torture.

  • Oh, the pain. Oh, the fear. Oh, the fun. I'm going to teach you some basic vocabulary that

  • you need to know if you go to the beautiful dentist.

  • First of all, we have English singular and plural. So, singular is one "tooth". So you

  • can say, "My tooth hurts", or "I have a toothache" -- singular, "tooth". So "tooth" means one.

  • If you want to talk about more than one tooth, you would say "teeth". Now, ladies and gentlemen,

  • boys and girls, please be very careful with your pronunciation of the word "teeth" and

  • "tooth", especially "teeth". If you do not stick your tongue out and say "teeth", it

  • sounds like you say "tits", "tits". It sounds like you say "tits". Don't say that. So: "tooth"

  • and "teeth". You must stick out your tongue to get the pronunciation of this word correct.

  • The next word you might know already, but thing this is strange, and think, "Gum? Chewing

  • gum? What? What? What is -- dentist? Chewing? No, I don't know. I don't get it." "Gums"

  • are basically the pink -- can you get in there? -- the pink part above your teeth. So if this

  • is a picture of my black teeth, I have a pink tissue above my mouth -- or in my mouth

  • -- that surrounds my teeth like this, and these are called "gums". It is always plural. We don't

  • say "gum". We don't say "my gum", we say "gums". So in your mouth, hopefully you have teeth.

  • Some of you might not have all of your beautiful teeth, but that's okay. Don't worry. You have

  • your teeth, and you have gums. So "gums" is the pink part here.

  • Sometimes your tooth is sore. So you might say, "Oh, my tooth is sore. I have a toothache."

  • Say this with me: "Toothache. Toothache. I have a toothache." That means there's something

  • wrong with your tooth. It's causing you pain. Uh-oh! Most of the time, the reason why you

  • have a toothache is because you have a cavity -- "cavity". Now, "cavity" is simply a hole

  • in your tooth. So this is a beautiful, red, healthy tooth, and what happens is a cavity

  • makes a hole in your tooth, and it begins to rot right down to the root or the vein

  • in your tooth, and that causes you pain. So a "cavity" basically just means a hole in

  • your tooth. And because this is rotting away, it causes pain in the nerve in your mouth,

  • causing you to get a toothache: not a good feeling, not a good situation.

  • Unfortunately, the dentist is very expensive in Canada, so I recommend that you brush your

  • teeth at least two times a day -- to help with the bad breath as well. You may have

  • done a lesson on bad habits, bad breath. We don't like that. One of the reasons you may

  • have bad breath -- or someone, not you -- is because you have a cavity.

  • So what you're going to do is you're going to call the dentist. You are going to make

  • an appointment. Now, you might have noticed that I have written n-n-v-v-v-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n;

  • "n" means "noun". So this means it is a noun, and "v" means "verb". So what's going to happen

  • is you're going to call the dentist's office, and you are going to "make an appointment".

  • "Make" is a verb, so you're going to call and make an appointment. The dentist's receptionist

  • is going to say, "tomorrow at seven." -"No." They will arrange a time for you. I know sometimes

  • talking on the telephone is difficult, so if you can communicate with a dentist through

  • email, or if you can actually go to a dentist office, it will be easier for you. But

  • it doesn't matter if you call, email, or go there. You're going to make an appointment. What's

  • going to happen is the doctor is going to give you a check-up -- or the dentist, sorry.

  • The tooth doctor is going to give you a "check-up". This just means he or she will check your

  • teeth -- check if they're healthy; make sure you don't have any cavities; make sure your

  • gums are okay. They may even give you an X-ray. That's very expensive too. An "X-ray" is a

  • picture of the bone structure in your mouth. The X-ray lets the doctor know any additional

  • things -- cavities you can't see on an X-ray, but if there's inflammation or something wrong

  • with the inside of your teeth, the X-ray will show the dentist this.

  • Then it's time for the drill. If you have a cavity, the dentist is going to take a drill...

  • Now, you may know the word "drill". Let's say you wanted to hang something in your apartment.

  • You're going to take a screw and a machine -- that doesn't look like a drill, but that's

  • okay. And, basically, a "drill" is going to make a bigger hole in your tooth. Guess what:

  • This really, really, really hurts. So it's like taking a hammer or an electrical thing

  • and going "aah" and drilling your tooth. They usual give you some kind of help. They usually

  • give you some kind of drugs or medicine so you don't feel the drill going in. So what

  • happens is they take their beautiful dentist drill; they drill a hole; and they drill all

  • the bad stuff out of your cavity. Then they take what's called a "filling".

  • I forgot to write this down. A "filling" basically fills your cavity with usually a white or

  • sometimes silver -- gold if you're really, really, really rich -- compound and it stops

  • the hole or it stops the cavity from growing. So they drill, and then they fill or they

  • put in a filling to cover your tooth. The next thing that they're going to do is

  • they're going to have to put a cap on your tooth so that food or foreign objects, like

  • an airplane, doesn't go back into your tooth. So a "cap" is basically like a lid or a hat.

  • It's a tooth hat. It's a hat for your tooth to protect it from all the drilling. So a

  • "cap" is what happens at the end after the drilling. After the filling, you get a beautiful

  • cap. Maybe -- when you go for your check-up or

  • your appointment -- you don't have a cavity. Yay! What they will do is they will clean

  • your teeth. They usually use a fluoride solution, and they scrape all the dirty stuff off your

  • teeth. This is called "tartar". Oh, not "tarnar". Excuse me. So this is called "tartar", and

  • it's basically a build-up of dirty, dirty, dirty stuff on your teeth. So they scrape

  • it so your teeth are nice and clean. Maybe there is no help for your tooth. Maybe

  • the cavity has eaten all of your tooth, and your teeth -- tooth needs to be taken out.

  • What happens in this case is you have two options. You can get an implant. Do you know

  • another place you can get implants? An "implant" means a -- basically, a fake tooth. So they

  • put another drill in your mouth, and they're going to put, like, a nail or a screw, and

  • they just put a fake tooth, and they screw it into your mouth. It looks real. It's wonderful.

  • Not -- did I forget to mention that the doctor is very, very, very expensive and painful?

  • Or the other option you could go with is a false tooth, or plural, false teeth. A lot

  • of older ladies and gentlemen have false teeth. You can take them out -- scare the grandkids.

  • So you have options. If you have money, you can have beautiful new teeth. No one will

  • ever know you had a cavity. Go to YouTube. Subscribe to my lessons.

  • Go to www.engvid.com. Leave me a comment. Tell me if you like or hate the dentist and why.

  • Don't forget: Brush your teeth. Goodbye.

What's wrong? Yeah, I know. I have a toothache. It hurts. I have to go to the dentist. What's

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Speaking English - Going to the dentist

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    Zenn posted on 2013/08/05
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