Visiting the Dentist!

Visiting the Dentist!


This episode of SciShow Kids is brought to
you by Child and Teen Checkups. Every kid needs a checkup at least once a
year. If you live in Minnesota, Child and Teen Checkups
can help. Learn more at GetCTC.com. ♩ Hey, Squeaks! Check out what I got from the dentist! She gave me two toothbrushes, one for you
and one for me. Ooh, she gave me some toothpaste, too! It’s bubble gum-flavored! And some floss! We got everything we need to keep our teeth
clean. That’s the dentist’s job! To make sure our teeth are healthy and help
us keep them clean. [Squeaks squeaks] Oh, the whole appointment went great, Squeaks! And my teeth feel super clean! [Squeaks squeaks] That’s true, my teeth were already pretty
clean before. We brush twice a day to keep them that way! But it’s still important to go to the dentist
every few months and have them clean off anything that’s built up on your teeth over time. [Squeaks squeaks] How did they do it? Well, the person who cleaned my teeth wasn’t
actually the dentist herself, she was a dental hygienist. They’re someone who went to a special school
for learning how to clean and take care of teeth. And she did a few different things to get
them all clean! The first thing she did was use a little scraping
tool called a scaler to get rid of any plaque on my teeth. Plaque is the stuff that builds up on your
teeth after you eat, and we brush and floss to get rid of it. Even with really careful brushing and flossing,
there can be some left over on your teeth, and it hardens over time, so you need something
stronger than a toothbrush to get it off. That’s why the hygienist scrapes it off
with the scaler. Next, she took out an electric tool. [Squeaks squeaks] I was a little nervous at first, so I asked
the hygienist what it was for. She said it was just an electric version of
the scaler she was using before, which helps clean off your teeth really well! It made kind of a loud noise, but it didn’t
hurt, and it sprayed some water while she was using it, which was kind of fun. Oh, and she also put a little tube in my mouth
that worked kind of like a tiny vacuum to suck up all the water! That was pretty fun, too. And you know what happened next, after the
scaling was all done? [Squeaks squeaks] The hygienist brought out another electric
tool! She said this one was called a polisher, and
it worked by spraying some air and water to smooth out and shine my teeth now that they
were all cleaned off. After that, she was almost done. The next step was brushing my teeth! [Squeaks squeaks] Yup, just like we do at home! She used a regular toothbrush and a special
type of toothpaste, then some floss. Finally, my teeth were all done. Touching them with my tongue is kind of weird
now, but cool — they’re so smooth! Then it was time to take some X-rays, which
are really just pictures they take with a special kind of camera that can see through
your teeth! Once we had the X-ray pictures, the dentist
came in to check out both the pictures and my actual teeth. She was looking to see if I had any cavities. A cavity is a small hole you can get in your
teeth from that plaque I mentioned before. If you don’t clean it off well, it sort
of eats away at your teeth, and eventually you get cavities. Lots of people get cavities, and the dentist
can fix them, but by keeping our teeth clean we can avoid getting too many of them. The dentist let me look at my X-rays, which
was super cool! I got to see the inside of my teeth and, best
of all, she said I didn’t have any cavities! [Squeaks squeaks] And that was it! The dentist gave me this great goody bag,
and it was time to go home! You know, one of the main reasons kids miss
school is because of issues with their teeth, which is why it’s important to get a dental
checkup every six months. Even baby teeth need checkups, starting when
that first tooth comes in! Dental disease is no fun, but you can prevent
it by spotting the warning signs early, and keeping those smiles beautiful. If you live in Minnesota, you can learn more
at GetCTC.com. If you live somewhere else in the United States,
you can click the the link in the description to learn more about the benefits that may
be available to you. ♩

Author: Kevin Mason

38 thoughts on “Visiting the Dentist!

  1. Do an episode where Jesse wears the colorful princess dress that she has been wearing in two episodes and a blue and red cape with blue on the outside and red on the outside as she explains how coats keep you warm.

  2. My Grandmother is a dentist my uncle is a dentist and my Aunt is also a dentist a got a dentist familly!

  3. Hey Jessi I Just Tell You Something What That You Never Talking About How To Blowing Bubbles Bubblegum Balloon 🎈 and Beachball Before Remember 🤔

  4. Have you done your research to see if that bubblegum toothpaste has fluoride in it and what does fluoride do to the teeth?

  5. Thats cool! But I have a question that is based on this, and it is about braces. Thats because im getting them next month, so my question is: How does Braces straighten your teeth?

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