Anyone who has visited Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS is probably familiar with Chomp. Chomp is the lovable, knowledgeable alligator mascot of the Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Snodgrass-King. Occasionally, Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS gets the opportunity to interview Chomp. During these interviews, the Hermitage Pediatric Dentist poses dental questions which have been submitted by local students. Here is another in a series of interviews between Chomp and Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Hello, Chomp, and welcome back for another interview.
Chomp: Hi, Dr. Snodgrass. I’m delighted to be back. Have you got some new questions for me?
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Oh yes, the kids have been writing in. They are very curious about the animal kingdom.
Chomp: Well, you came to the right alligator!
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Here’s an interesting one to start us off, submitted by a 4th grader. Do minnows have teeth?
Chomp: Yes. Even though minnows are one of the tiniest fish, they do have teeth. You may never have seen minnow teeth, because their teeth are actually in their throats.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Let’s stick to the subject of small animals for a moment. Do snails have teeth?
Chomp: You may be surprised to learn that a snail has thousands of teeth.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Really? That’s almost as many as a shark!
Chomp: Yes, but they are very tiny teeth, all arranged in neat rows.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Well, what is the smallest toothed creature in the animal kingdom?
Chomp: The smallest animal with teeth is the mosquito. People might guess that a mosquito has teeth, because it bites. But most people don’t know that a mosquito has 47 teeth.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: That’s more teeth than a human being!
Chomp: Quite true. Adult humans, by comparison, only have 32 teeth.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Can you tell us something about the teeth of alligators like yourself?
Chomp: An alligator loses and regrows its teeth as many as 40 times throughout its entire life.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: 40 sets of teeth?! That’s amazing. Humans only get two sets of teeth, their baby teeth and their adult teeth.
Chomp: Well, we alligators do a bit more “chomping” than humans.
Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS: Just like your name says. That’s all the time we have for today, Chomp. Thank you so much for answering our questions.
Chomp: You’re welcome, Dr. Snodgrass. Talk to you soon!
For more information about Hermitage Pediatric Dentist Dr. David Snodgrass DDS please visit him online at http://snodgrassking.com
About Hermitage Pediatric Dentist
The Hermitage pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King offer an exceptional and different dental experience for children. Founded by Dr. David Snodgrass and Dr. John T. King, the Hermitage pediatric dentist offices of Snodgrass-King combine “fun” with exceptional oral health care and services. In addition to their office located in Hermitage, Snodgrass-King offers pediatric dentist services in several other convenient locations around Nashville.
A first time visitor to Hermitage or any of the Snodgrass-King pediatric dentist offices may find a surprise awaiting them. On any given day a child may be greeted by Chomp, the Snodgrass-King alligator mascot, in the Hermitage lobby before they see their pediatric dentist. And if Chomp is not in the Hermitage office, there are other surprises before seeing their chosen pediatric dentist. From the video games in the lobby to watching a movie during a teeth cleaning, the Hermitage pediatric dentist office maintains the tradition of “fun” that comes with a visit to any Snodgrass-King office.
While a youngster wants fun, parents desire excellence in dental care for their child. The Snodgrass-King Hermitage pediatric dentist office meets and exceeds that expectation. Both of the founders of Snodgrass-King bring credentials and experience to their Hermitage pediatric patients. Dr. David Snodgrass, a respected and sought after speaker, brings over twenty years of experience to the Hermitage community. Dr. John T. King is Diplomat Board Certification with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Between the founders and staff, the Hermitage pediatric dentist offices of Snodgrass-King offer nearly one hundred years of combined experience.
The highly skilled Hermitage pediatric dentists offer a wide array of specialty services to their young patients. From basic pediatric dentist services to orthodontic and specialty work, Snodgrass-King of Hermitage boasts exceptional pediatric dentists. Patients needing oral and maxillofacial specialty work can find such services at the Snodgrass-King Hermitage pediatric dentist office. The Hermitage pediatric dentist office of Snodgrass-King also offers tips and points concerning pediatric dental care online. The Snodgrass-King website displays safety and general health care tips as well as information about “what to expect” when visiting the Hermitage pediatric dentist office. Patients will also find contact information and hours of operation for the Snodgrass-King Hermitage pediatric dentist location.
Known for their work both within and outside of Hermitage, the pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King have donated equipment and time to those who could not receive such quality care. Recently, co-founder of the Hermitage pediatric dentist office Dr. David Snodgrass was part of an effort to offer dental care to Nashville residents who otherwise would have gone without. In addition, the Snodgrass-King founders and pediatric dentists from Hermitage and other locations have donated equipment and frequently served the impoverished regions of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
For more information or to contact the Hermitage pediatric dentists of Snodgrass-King please visit http://snodgrassking.com.