The dentist in Canada and some related vocabulary

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Here’s an episode about going to the dentist in Canada and some related vocabulary. Not many people like going to the dentist, but we hope you like this episode anyway! Harp and Maura also tell some of their own stories about appointments they’ve had, both good and bad. They also discuss some expressions with teeth: to have a sweet tooth and like pulling teeth. You’ll probably want to brush your teeth after listening to this episode!

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Harp: Maura, how often do you go to the dentist?
Maura: I was hoping you weren’t gonna ask, Harp. When I was younger, I used to go often. But I don’t have insurance, and so I don’t go very often.
Harp: When was the last time you went to the dentist, Maura?
Maura: The last time I went to the dentist, I think, was about a year and a half ago.
Harp: OK. Not too bad then.
Maura: No, it’s not so bad. But I think there was a period where I didn’t go for about 5 years.
Harp: Yeah, because if you don’t have insurance, it’s very expensive to go to the dentist in Canada.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

A checkup A cavity
A baby tooth To get kicked out
To get fed up When it comes to
A drugstore To grind your teeth
To have a sweet tooth To quit cold turkey
To rub off on someone Like pulling teeth
The gum line

Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo: InfoBarrel

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