People in Britain can now repair their own teeth. They can buy special dental kits in supermarkets to fix fillings (called cavities in the USA) and repair caps and crowns. The kits can cost as little as $7. Many people are buying these kits because they cannot afford to go to the dentist. The cost of having a tooth filled at a dentist in England can cost up to $70, which is ten times higher than the price of the dental kit. One of the biggest selling products is a kit called DenTek. Britons bought around 250,000 of these last year. Britain's Dental Health Foundation (DHF) said one in five people in the UK would do DIY dentistry on their own teeth or the teeth of family and friends. DIY dentistry includes actually pulling out a tooth.
Britain is famous for the quality of its free health service. However, this service does not include dental work. The fact that DIY dentistry is increasing so quickly in Britain shows that there is a lot of poverty and inequality in the country. The poorest people cannot afford to go to the dentist. A spokeswoman fora local community in Scotland said: "DIY dentistry is fairly common here. They sell a lot of those dental kits – you can buy them in [supermarkets]. And you've got people taking care of their whole family's teeth." The DHF said many people would rather spend their money on a haircut or a night out than on their teeth. She said different people place different importance on visiting the dentist.
如今，英国人可以自己修理牙齿。他们可以在超市中购买到能够处理龋齿、镶牙的牙具 。牙具的价钱只有7美元 。由于没钱看牙医，人们可以购买牙具来解决问题 。在英格兰，补牙的费用高达70美元，价钱是牙具的10倍还要多 。最畅销的牙具叫作“DenTek” 。去年，英国人购买了25万套这样的牙具 。英国牙齿保健基金会称五个英国人当中就有一个人自己处理牙齿问题，或者是帮助处理家人或朋友的牙齿问题 。这些问题包括拔牙 。
1.free health service 免费医疗
As compared with people in the countryside, people in cities can have better education, enjoy various kinds of entertainments and get free public health service.
2.place importance on 重视
All the students should place importance on study.
3.a lot of 许多
We have grown a lot of beautiful roses this year.
1.Where does the article say people can buy the dentistry repair kits?
c) convenience stores
d) DIY stores
2.What is American English for the word "filling"?
3.How much does the article say a filling can cost in England?
4.How many DenTek dentistry kits did people in Britain buy last year?
5.How many people in Britain would do DIY dentistry?
a) one in five
c) three out of four
6.What is not included in Britain's National Health Service?
b) hospital stays
d) dental work
7.Where can the poorest people in Britain not afford to go?
a) the doctor
b) the dentist
c) on vacation
8.What does the article say some people take care of?
a) their health
c) their toothbrushes
d) their family's teeth
9.What do some people prefer to use their money on instead of dentists?
10.What do different people place different place different importance on?
a) oral hygiene
b) visiting the dentist
c) gum disease