Although many people don’t like the experience, visiting a dentist regularly is one of the best ways to take care of your teeth. In addition to cleanings, more and more dentists are offering additional care including tooth whitening and orthodontic treatments like braces. You can find other dental services or other practices around the world that are meeting the medical needs of patients. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find related information.
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Discuss with a partner a past experience at a dentist. Why did you go? What procedures did you have done? Then, use the Internet to locate a dentist in your area. Consider calling to see how much a dental exam would cost. Also, would you have any hesitation to visit a dentist in a foreign country? Why or why not?