This lesson introduces the Routine Dentistry Module of our Dentistry Course. In this module, we cover vocabulary and essential phrases pertaining to:

Dental Hygiene
Local Anesthesia
Cavities
Root Canals
Impressions 
Braces, Dentures, Crowns and Bridges

Our guest Spanish teacher for this series is Francisco González Yojcóm from San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala. After we review vocabulary pertaining to the teeth and mouth, Francisco tells us about his new Spanish school.

Special thanks to one of our members, Nancy Grainer. Nancy provided us with a list of useful vocabulary and phrases in English, which we expanded on and made into lessons for this series. Nancy is a retired dialysis social worker who now volunteers at a free medical and dental clinic, and her husband is a dentist. Nancy is a perfect example of why we make this podcast, to support people serving our Spanish-speaking communities. Muchísimas gracias, Nancy Grainer!

LEVEL – BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE

Vocabulario Dental

2:24

Tooth
El diente

Teeth
Los dientes

Teeth, as in the set of teeth when speaking of their overall condition
La dentadura

You have good teeth. 
Tiene una buena dentadura.

Molar
La muela

Molars
Las muelas

Often ‘las muelas’ refers to teeth in general and not specifically to molars.

Toothache
El dolor de muelas

Wisdom teeth
Las muelas del juicio
Las cordales

Gums
Las encías

The mouth
La boca

The tongue
La lengua

Jaw
La quijada
La mandíbula

To bite
Morder (irregular)

The bite
La mordida

The overbite
La sobremordida

To chew
Masticar

To grind the teeth
Rechinar los dientes

Sensitive
Sensible


Francisco’s school in Guatemala

6:05

See video at the top of this post. 

Special thanks to Francisco González Yojcóm, from the Cultural Spanish School, and to my friend, Sonja Um-Siri, who provided the Spanish for this series. 

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