We here at City Dentists love a good joke from time to time – just as long as you have a big pearly smile to show off once you're laughing! Here are some of our favourite tooth-related jokes, as well as practical advice on how to maintain a perfect smile so you can feel confident about letting loose and laughing out loud!
Q: What does the dentist of the year get?
A: A little plaque!
Plaque as an award is good, plaque on your teeth is bad. That fuzzy layer of gunk on your teeth doesn't just dull your smile, it can also cause damage to your teeth and gums if left unattended for too long. Fight plaque by brushing your teeth using fluoride toothpaste twice a day. City Dentists also offers teeth whitening service that removes stains from foods like coffee. This way you can laugh a big bright smile.
Q: Why does a vampire brush his teeth after every meal?
A: To prevent bat breath!
You know, that vampire is on to something! When you're laughing out loud, the last thing you want to do is spray your friends with bad breath. There are a couple of things you can do to prevent this. Of course, brushing your teeth after meals is one way, but you can also stay well-hydrated. One of the reasons your mouth produces saliva is to wash away particles that cling to your teeth. If you're dehydrated, your mouth can't create saliva as easily and old food can sit on your teeth and create bad breath.
Q: What did the dentist say to the golfer?
A: You have a hole in one!
Clever, but no one wants to hear that they have holes in their teeth! Cavities are relatively easy to prevent, you just have to stay on top of your dental hygiene. Like we said earlier, brush your teeth at least twice a day, but if you have a particularly sticky snack midway through the day, try to rinse that off so it doesn't set in. And one of the biggest steps to a cavity-free smile: flossing! Be sure to get in between your teeth and gums to get out any particles that might wear down your enamel.
Q: What did the the tooth say to the dentist going on holiday?
A: Fill me in when you get back!
Getting a tooth filled isn't as bad as it used to be.
If you do get a cavity, you're going to need a filling. This might sound intimidating to many after having heard years of horror stories. But the truth is, getting a tooth filled isn't as bad as it used to be. Anaesthetics help numb the mouth, so the most you really feel is a little bit of pressure from the tools and the dentist working away.
Talk with your dentist before going into a filling procedure if you're feeling a little nervous – they'll show you how simple this procedure is!
Q: What is a dentist's favourite holiday?
No matter what holiday it is, be careful with your sweets intake. Sugar leads directly to tooth decay, so you don't want it sitting on your teeth for too long. But we get it, sometimes you just can't say no to sweet treats! In this case, just be sure to sprinkle in some foods that act as a natural toothbrush – they do exist! Carrots are great for removing excess sugar because of this veggie's hard exterior. It helps scrape the plaque away.
Q: Why did the mother send her son to the dentist?
A: To get to the root of the problem!
If you have an inexplicably sore tooth, don't wait to see if it goes away. Chances are good it could turn into a root canal issue, and that's a big problem. A root canal is essentially a deep infection under your gum. Typically, it happens after an injury, or with an untreated cavity. Either of these can cause the root to become inflamed or infected. Trust us, you'd rather catch a cavity before it turns into a root canal, so if you feel some pain in your tooth, head to the dentist.
Here at City Dentists, we can also provide emergency dentistry services, so if you injure your smile, you can make an appointment for a quick fix.
Q: What is a dentist's favourite time of day?
A classic dentist joke! Coincidentally, tooth-hurty is a popular time for people to go to the dentist too! If you want to make your routine tooth cleaning appointment for tooth-thirty then all the power to you! Making appointments is easy with us – we're one of the only offices that allows you to book right here online. Schedule your cleaning (for whatever time you want) today!