Dentists can be very frustrating.
You wait a month and a half for an appointment and they say,
"Wish you'd come sooner."
73 percent of folks would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
Think about that for a moment.
Did you know that....?
Anacondas have 100 teeth
We spend the same amount on our oral care as we do on pet food.
A toothpick is the object most choked on by Canadians,
and we spend more on Halloween candy than we do on toothpaste.
A little boy was taken to the dentist.
It was discovered that he had a cavity that would have to be filled.
"Now young man", asked the dentist, "what kind of filling would you like
for that tooth?"
"Chocolate please", replied the youngster
I've got used to my arthritis
To my dentures I'm resigned
I can manage my bifocals
But oh my! I miss my mind
Kids laugh around 400 times a day
Grown-ups, about 15.
There's a lesson in there somewhere
Did you know that.....?
38.5 days we spend brushing our teeth in a lifetime.
Smokers still remain 3 times more likely than non-smokers to lose teeth.
We spend twice as much on hair care as we do on dental care,
and we spend 6 times that amount on Lottery tickets.
Elephants have four sets of teeth in their lifetime.
Their tusks are the longest teeth in the world.
One African elephant had a single tusk weighing 117 kg.
A Columbian mammoth once had a tusk weighing 226 kg.
But enough about elephants.
Husband and wife enter the dentist's office. The wife says, "I want a
tooth pulled. I don't want gas or Novocain because we're in a terrible
hurry. Just pull the tooth out as quickly as possible".
"You're a brave lady, "says the dentist, "now show me what tooth it is."
Wife turns to her husband and says "Open your mouth and show the dentist which tooth it is dear."
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
Why strain yourself?
Recently, just after having finished a cleaning on a four year-old I
told him, "We are going to do a fluoride treatment next."
Child: "What is fluoride?"
Dr. Fran: "It's like a vitamin for your teeth."
Child: "Will that make my teeth bigger."
Dr. Fran: "No. it will make them healthier."
Child: "Will it make them harder?"
Dr. Fran: "No, but it will make them stronger."
Child: "Will that mean they will grow muscles?"
I turned to my assistant pleading.
"Help Me!" (true story)
Brush and floss your teeth and take them to the dentist.
Care for them and they will stay with you.
Ignore them and they'll go away.
How many dentists does it take to change a light bulb?
Three: One to administer the anaesthetic.
One to extract the light bulb, and
One to offer the socket some of that vile pink mouthwash!
Did you know that pigs have more teeth than dogs do,
but giraffes have the same number of teeth as humans
Why is this?
There was an old man from Tarentum
Who gnashed his false teeth 'til he bent them
When they asked him the cost of what he had lost
He replied "I can't say, I just rent them."
Did you know that....
Tyrannosaurus Rex had 50 - 60 teeth, which were replaceable.
Sharks lose teeth each week, but grow new ones. They may have over
20,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Bad job #164 - dentist for sharks
Crocs have 60 teeth at one time, and can grow up to 2-3000 in a lifetime. There is even a crocodile bird that goes inside the mouth and cleans its teeth.
We have hygienists.
Walrus tusks can get quite large, up to a meter long and weighing 5.4 kg.
I know enough with the tusks.
Dentist: "We have to pull this aching
tooth, but don't worry,
it will only take a few minutes."
Patient: "How much will it cost?"
Dentist: "It will be $90."
Patient: "$90.00 just for a few minutes work?"
Dentist: "Well. we can extract it very slowly if you like."
Can you imagine a sabre-tooth tiger with an impacted wisdom tooth?
There are smiles that make you happy
There are smiles that soothe your mind
But the sweetest smile of any is....
Of course, the toothbrush kind
Dental Facts 1918