December 31, 2022

Bodies Week Morning Interview (12-31-2022)

by Chompers

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Your teeth questions get answered on today's INTERVIEW with Dr. Samantha Ifill of Garden Dental Arts in Brooklyn, New York.

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>>RACHEL: Good morning, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. Today our friend Jasmine is here with an interview. Jasmine, take it away!

>>JASMINE: Thanks! Hey Chompions! You all asked some really tough teeth questions, so we got a tooth expert to answer them! A dentist!

But first, start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and make sure to brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!



>>JASMINE: Some kids dream of being firefighters, or airplane pilots, or teachers when they grow up. But Dr. Samantha Ifil? She knew there was only one job for her: 

>>JASMINE: Did you always want to be a dentist?

>>DR. IFILL: I did actually from the time I was about 11 or 12. my dentist actually made it really fun and interesting, and so I wanted to be a dentist because of him. 

>>JASMINE: Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>>JASMINE: and keep on brushing.

>>JASMINE: Dr. Samantha Ifil is a dentist who works in Brooklyn, NY and we sat down to ask her all of your totally toothy dental questions.

So Ninja wants to know, is it gross looking in mouths all day?

>>DR. IFILL: It isn't actually. It's actually really fun and interesting to me because my job mainly involves making sure that people have good oral hygiene and they have good dental health. And you know I can also tell if you don't floss or brush your teeth.


>>JASMINE: Switch to the bottom of your mouth…


>>JASMINE: and make sure to brush those molars all the way in the back.

Cecily wants to know why is bubblegum bad for your teeth. 

>>DR. IFILL: Bubble gum is bad for your teeth because it has a lot of sugar in it. And the bacteria in your mouth then feed on that sugar to form acid and the acid in turn starts to cause cavities.

>>JASMINE: Sheriff wants to know what is the worst candy for teeth.


>>DR. IFILL: Jawbreakers - they're really hard. and they're really sticky and chewy. 

>>JASMINE: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth… 


>>JASMINE: and brush those front teeth too. 

Oh Cooper wants to know when will I lose my baby teeth?

>>DR. IFILL: Ah so Cooper That's a process and you start losing your baby teeth at around 6 years old.

>>JASMINE: Do you lose all of your baby teeth at one time?

>>DR. IFILL: No. The first ones that you lose will be your bottom front ones.



>>JASMINE: That’s it for Chompers today, but we’ll have more answers from Dr. Samantha Ifil tonight. Until then, make sure to rinse before you…

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!