October 15, 2022

Chompers: The Musical - Meet the Dentist (10-15-2022)

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Today on Chompers: The Musical, Dani meets the dentist, who explains what SOUNDS she’s hearing during her appointment.

Where to Listen


>>Rachel: Welcome back to the Chompers: The Musical, where Dani is at the big kid dentist for the first time!  

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side and make tiny circles with your brush around each tooth!





>> NARRATOR: Dani has had a really big week! First she lost a tooth, then she had to figure out what the big kid dentist does, then she had a wild dream and then she met a talking fish!  And now …

>> DENTIST: Hey Dani, I’m your dentist Dr. Rachel! Time to come on back - follow me!

>> DANI: [To herself, confidently] I’ve got this, I’ve got this!

>> DENTIST: Sorry what did you say?

>> DANI: Oh nothing!

>> DENTIST: Ok! Hop up into this chair and we’ll get started!  Ok so you’ve lost your first tooth huh?

>> DANI: I did!

>> DENTIST: And did it bleed?

>> DANI: A little.

>> DENTIST: That’s normal. So now you know what to expect when you lose other baby teeth!

>> DANI: Yeah, I’m pretty brave.

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth and don’t forget your molars in the back!

>> DENTIST:  Ok Dani, I’m going to be using some special tools to make sure your mouth is clean and healthy!  You might hear some funny sounds, but I’ll explain everything as I go.  Ready?

>> DANI: Ready!

>> DENTIST: Ok, first I’m going to look at each of your teeth.  Here we go!

>> DANI: What’s that sound?!!

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

>> DENTIST: That was a SCALER!  It’s a tool that I use to remove tartar, this gunk that builds up on your teeth. Now I’m going to give your teeth a polish!

>> DANI: What’s that sound?!!


>> DENTIST: Well I’m POLISHING your teeth, so what do you think that tool is called?

>> DANI: A … polisher?  

>> DENTIST: Yeah, that’s right!  But oops, you’re drooling a little! 

>> DANI: Oh sorry!

>> DENTIST: No worries, that’s totally normal! But I think I should use one more tool here.

>> DANI: What’s that sound?!!


Switch your brushing to the other side of your mouth and make sure you’re brushing the inside, outside and chewing side of every tooth!

>> DENTIST: That sound is a suction tool - it’s called a SALIVA EJECTOR.

>> DANI: [Mouth full and muffled] A saliva ejector?

>> DENTIST: It’s just a tool we use to clear out water and spit and polish and whatever gunk is in your mouth so it’s easier to do the check-up.  And now you’re all done!

>> DANI: Wow that’s it?!  

>> DENTIST: Yup! Not every dentist appointment is the same - sometimes we take pictures of your teeth with an x-ray machine.  Sometimes we put some medicine on your teeth to prevent cavities … but I just wanted to check and see how your mouth is doing now that you’ve lost a tooth, and things look great.  I think you’ll see that big kid tooth come into the gap where your baby tooth was any day now!  

>> DANI: Thank you! 

>> DENTIST: That’s all for your dental appointment today - I can tell you’ve done a great job brushing … now all that’s left to do is …





>> DENTIST: Dani, you were so brave today, wanna pick a prize out of the treasure chest?