October 12, 2022

Chompers: The Musical - True or False (10-12-2022)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

Finally, some answers! Dani’s mom helps her understand what’s TRUE, and what’s FALSE, about seeing the big kid dentist.

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Welcome to Chompers: The Musical! Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and make tiny circles around each tooth.





>> NARRATOR: Our hero Dani has just come home from school and she has A LOT of questions about the big kid dentist.  

>> DANI: Mom mom mom mom mom why did I lose a tooth and Dutch didn’t and what’s a cabin knee and is the dentist a wizard?

>> MOM: Woah woah Dani let’s take it one at a time!  Ok, so … no. The dentist is NOT a wizard, that’s FALSE. And everyone is different so everyone loses their baby teeth at different times and … what was the other thing?

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, but don’t brush too hard.

>> DANI: Is it true you can get a cabin knee?!

>> MOM: That’s … what .. OH! A CAV-I-TY! A CAVITY is a tiny hole in your tooth that the big kid dentist will fix to keep your teeth healthy.  But the goal is to NOT get one, so that’s why we brush our teeth every morning and night!

>> DANI: Ok, but can the dentist read your mind? Is that true?

>> MOM: That is … that is definitely false. 

Switch your brushing to bottom of your mouth, and spit if you need to.

>> DANI: But I heard the dentist can see inside of your head!!!

>> MOM: Oh! That’s called an “X-ray!” When you go to the big kid dentist, the dentist might use an X-ray machine to take pictures of your teeth to see if there are cavities, and to make sure all of your teeth are healthy! But she can’t read your mind!!  

>> DANI: Ok … that makes sense.  But also … I heard the dentist gives you PRESENTS!  Is that true?!

Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and keep brushing the inside, outside, and chewing side of each tooth.

>> MOM: Well … I don’t want you to get your hopes up TOO high … but that MIGHT be true.  We haven’t been to the big kid dentist before, so we don’t know how she does things but SOMETIMES the big kid dentist will give you a sticker or a pencil or a bouncy ball or something fun to reward you for being brave!

>> DANI: I want to be brave!

>> MOM: I know you will be!

>> Rachel: Dani finally has the answers to her questions about the big kid dentist!  And you’ve finally finished brushing your teeth!  So now it’s time to …