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dental

Pronunciation: /ˈdentl/

Translation of dental in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Dentistry/Odontología] [treatment/health/hygienist] dental; [school] de odontología or (in Chile also/en Chile también) de dentística a dental appointment una cita or hora con el dentista the dental profession los dentistas or [formal] odontólogos dental receptionist recepcionista (masculine and feminine) de clínica dental
    Example sentences
    • And despite all the good news about dental health, tooth decay remains one of the most common diseases of childhood.
    • In spite of these improvements in dental health, teeth are still extracted because of decay.
    • Fluoride can considerably benefit dental health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to acid attacks that can cause tooth decay.
    Example sentences
    • If your child wears braces, a retainer, or other orthodontics, ask the orthodontist about dental care.
    • With today's advances in modern dentistry, dental surgery has also advanced considerably to make the procedure nearly painless.
    • Patients are instructed that when they visit the dentist for cleanings or dental work during the next two years, they should take prophylactic antibiotics.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] dental
    Example sentences
    • The sound that has yet to receive an official symbol is a ‘voiceless bilabial trill preceded by a dental stop, forming a single unit’.
    • The alliterating dental sounds clinch the sentence's dark sense.

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