15 Apr 2010


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Yesterday I had to go to the dentist, which made me think to look about quotes.

Here are 13 quotes about dentists :

1. If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist’s office would be full of luminous ideas

2. You don’t have to brush your teeth – just the ones you want to keep.

3. Dentist: a prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coin out of your pocket.

4. I find that most men would rather have their bellies opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five.

5. A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last

6. There are two things in life that a sage must preserve at every sacrifice, the coats of his stomach and the enamel of his teeth.

7. You know, sometimes a man just can’t satisfy all of a woman’s desires. Which is why God invented dental floss

8. Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.

9. Some old women and men grow bitter with age; the more their teeth drop out, the more biting they get.

10. I had very good dentures once. Some magnificent gold work. It’s the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate.

11. Tooth decay was a perennial national problem that meant a mouthful of silver for patients, and for dentists a pocketful of gold.

12. A physician buries his mistakes, a dentist pulls them out, but a teacher has to live with them

13. Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.


  1. The first and last ones are two funny. How about when a dentist talks and wants you to talk with all that crap in your mouth. LOL

  2. These were good. I especially love it when they take even more pictures now to find the teenee weenee dots to drill so fillings can come out later. They might not even be cavities . lol
    When's enough, enough ;0

  3. I love the schadenfreude in #13!

  4. Good ones Gattina. I left you an award on my blog if you care to pick it up.

  5. I've seen some of these on plaques, on tiles, in frames or embroidered on something in various dentist offices.

  6. The 2nd one cracks me up.

    My 13 is posted, I do hope you can stop by sometime if you have time today. It's 13 catch phrases I really like. Have a glorious Thursday!!

  7. Wow. Dentists get a bad rap, don't they? But what a great idea for a TT. (Hope your trip to the dentist wasn't too painful!)

    My TT: http://bluecountrymagic.blogspot.com

  8. I like number 12 best. I hope they didn't hurt you. I hate going to the dentist.

  9. My teeth hurt just thinking about dentists. Both my girls are in the process to get braces. Man this is going to hurt my wallet.

    Happy T13!

  10. I've so been through that dental chair misery myself, on many occasions.

    Have a great Thursday!

  11. Love this post. I hope you don't mind, but I'm printing a copy to give to my dentist. He & his wife are great friends of mine. They'll love this list!

    Happy TT!

  12. LOL, I especially enjoyed the one about older men and women growing bitter!

  13. Number 13 made me laugh out loud. Thanks for posting these.

  14. Ha ha ha.. the revenge of the dentist.
    Well done, Gattina!
    Mine is up.


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