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U dentysty! Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Health, Phrases

Everyone needs to see a dentist once in a while! And if something happens to your teeth, while you are traveling, it’s good to know some basic “dentist vocabulary”. Today I put together some useful words/phrases, just in case you will need to visit a Polish dentist:)

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Dentysta/Stomatolog – dentist

Muszę pójść do dentysty – I have to visit a dentist

Ząb mnie boli – I have toothache

Mam spuchnięte dziąsła – my gums are swollen

Moje dziąsła krwawią – my gums are bleeding

Wypadła mi plomba – I lost my filling

Aparat ortodontyczny – braces

Zapalenie dziąseł – gingivitis

Próchnica – cavity

Wyrwać ząb – to extract a tooth

Trzeba zaplombować ten ząb – this tooth needs filling

Root canal – kanał zęba

Szkliwo – tooth enamel

Mostek – bridge

Proteza zębowa – dentures

Krzywe zęby – croocked teeth

Plombować/ Zaplombować – to fill

Klinika dentystyczna – dental clinic

Próchnica – decay

Usunięcie zęba – extraction

Płukanie – rinse

Wrażliwy ząb – sensitive tooth

Kamień nazębny – tartar

Wybić ząb – to knock out the tooth

Wybielanie zębów – teeth whitening

Ząb mądrości – wisdom tooth

Fotel dentystyczny – dentist chair


Hopefully, nothing bad will happen, when you are traveling…but if it does, hopefully this blog will come in handy:)



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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew up in Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.