Unit 10 Reading Activities Plus Questions

Read the following text and then complete the activities that follow.



About us:

Welcome to our webpage. We are a group of specialists dedicated to excellence in the treatment of oral diseases and conditions. We are able to offer a wide range of dental treatment as well as provide advice on routine care of your teeth and gums. Please browse our website for further information on our services and team.

Our team:

At White Smile Dental Clinic, we employ only professionals with advanced knowledge, education and relevant experience. In case you need a dental check-up or are suffering from toothache, please make an appointment with one of our dental surgeons, commonly referred to as 'dentists'. He or she will identify the cause of pain and provide appropriate treatment.

If you do not need a check-up but only want some advice, please consult our dental hygienists. They will offer you advice on how to take care of your teeth, how to brush them, how to use dental floss and what paste to use to enjoy healthy and white teeth for a long time.

In the case you need your tooth root to be treated, our endodontist, who specializes in root canal treatments, will first treat the tooth's pulp or nerve or remove them if necessary and then do the filling of the canal.

When you don't like the look of your teeth because they are crooked, we suggest consulting our orthodontist. She will assess the condition of your teeth and then order braces for you, which is a custom made apparatus you will have to wear to straighten your teeth.

Finally, if one or more of your teeth are missing and you need dentures, they will be constructed by our highly skilled dental technician, who will create them using a dental model.


At White Smile Dental Clinic we offer comprehensive dental treatment. When a dentist discovers a cavity in your tooth during a regular check-up, which is caused by decay, an infection leading to the destruction of the hard tissues of the tooth, he or she will remove the decayed tissue, clean the tooth and do the filling. If the cavity is large and there is no possibility to do the filling, the dentist will extract the tooth.

After the extraction, it is worth replacing the missing tooth taking advantage of one of the available techniques. Highly recommended is a dental implant, which is a surgical component made of titanium, mounted in the bone of the jaw to support a crown. Titanium has an advantage over other materials because it can fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration. An alternative solution to the implant / crown combination is the use of a bridge which involves joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth.

If you notice bleeding in the gums after you brush your teeth or see that your gum lines are receding, it may indicate you are suffering from gingivitis. The condition itself is not very dangerous, but may develop into periodontitis, which is a destructive disease. Please consult our specialists to receive advice on treatment & prevention.

Are your teeth not as white as they used to be? Is your teeth's enamel discolored? Our skilled & experienced staff will whiten your teeth using one of the available techniques. Just make an appointment and you will regain your 'piano keys' smile!

Quiz: Reading Questions

1. An implant is mounted in the bone of the jaw to support a crown:
2. Dental technicians are responsible for making bridges or dentures:
3. Root canal treatments and fillings are looked at by an oral orthodontist:
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