When you think of your dentist, we doubt you immediately think of their witty personality or hilarious sense of humor.
However, as dentists we do like a good tooth joke as much as the next person. In fact, for those of you who find visiting the dentist to be stressful, cracking jokes ahead of time can relieve tension!
The Mayo Clinic has shown that laughter can activate and relieve your stress response creating a natural, relaxed feeling. In addition, it can stimulate and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress. One of the best things about humor is that anyone can master it.
If you are a little anxious about your next appointment, here are some of our favorite dental jokes. Leave us a comment with others that we might have forgotten. We look forward to laughing along with you!
Q: Why did the deer need braces?
A: He had buck teeth
Q: What do we call a bear without teeth?
A: A gummy bear
Q: John has 23 candy bars, eats 10, and gives 5 to his friend. What does John have now?
A: The most cavities
Q: Where does a dentist get his gas?
A: At the filling station
Q: What does “the dentist of the year” get?
A: A little plaque
Q: Why did the king go to the dentist?
A: To get a new crown!
Q: What did the dentist see at the North Pole?
A: A molar bear
Q: What did the dentist say to the golfer?
A: “You have a hole in one!”
Q: Why did the computer go to the dentist?
A: Because it had Bluetooth
Q: What has teeth, but no mouth?
A: A comb
Q: What did the dentist do on the rollar coaster?
A: He braced himself
Our favorite dental puns
- I can’t stop thinking about the root canal work I need to get done. It’s deeply unnerving.
- I’ve been to the dentist’s office lots of time, so I know the drill.
- I went to the dentist today and he seemed distracted. I think he was brushing me off.
Here at Dr. Marchbanks’ office we’re always looking for ways to relax our patients—especially the kids who visit us. We know that visiting the dentist can cause anxiety, and in addition to other services we offer (like sedation dentistry), we also like to use humor and jokes to make your visit more memorable.
Before you come next time make sure to brush up on your puns. The staff loves to get into pun battles with the patients. Don’t worry, though—we really just like to have a little clean fun while you’re here!