Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dental Fun & Jokes

A little dental humor to put a smile on your face!

Isn't there a cheaper way?
A man walks into a dentist's office and asks how much it will cost to extract wisdom teeth.
"Eighty dollars," the dentist says.
"That's a ridiculous amount," the man says. "Isn't there a cheaper way?"
"Well," the dentist says, "if you don't use an anesthetic, I can knock the price down to $60."
"Nope," moans the man, "it's still too much."
"Okay," says the dentist. "If I save on anesthesia and simply rip the teeth out with a pair of pliers, I can knock the price down to $20."
"Marvelous," says the man, "book my wife for next Tuesday!"

The biggest cavity
"Open wider," requested the dentist, as he began his examination of the patient.
"Good grief!" he said startled. "You've got the biggest cavity I've ever seen... The biggest cavity I've ever seen."
"OK Doc!" replied the patient. "I'm scared enough without you saying something like that twice."
"I didn't!" said the dentist, "That was the echo."

An elderly patient went to have her teeth checked.
"Mrs. Hopgood, your teeth are good for the next 50 years." the dentist beamed.
To which she replied, "What will they do without me?"

A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. "I want a tooth pulled, and I don't want Vacationer because I'm in a big hurry," the woman said. "Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we'll be on our way." The dentist was quite impressed. "You're certainly a courageous woman," he said. "Which tooth is it?" The woman turned to her husband and said, "Show him your tooth, dear."

Fun Facts

Did You Know?
  • Say cheese! The calcium and phosphorous found in cheese is healthy for your teeth — it reduces the pH level in plaque and re-mineralizes the enamel.
  • 60% of people who don't know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack-especially in women
  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
  • Each person’s set of teeth is unique much like their fingerprints. Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth. Did you know that your tongue print is also unique?
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day!
    A man? Only 8!
    Kids laugh around 400 times a day.
    Grown-ups just 15 :-(
  • Academy of General dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.
  • If you're right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you're left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  • 50% consider the smile the first facial feature they notice.
  • 80% are not happy with their smile.
  • 83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes.
  • People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay.
  • Research says that people with periodontal disease (Gum disease) are at higher risk for developing heart disease, stroke, uncontrolled diabetes, pre-term births and respiratory disease.
  • People with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without disease.


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