Friday Funny September 22, 2017 A Visit to the Dentist


Happy Friday!  Thoughts and prayers continue to be with those dealing with the aftermath of natural disaster.  Here is trusting that better days are ahead.


This week I made my my semi-annual visit to the dentist. While I know that many people are quite leery of going to the dentist, I was able to overcome my fear of the dentist in about the seventh grade.  I got to know my dentist, who happened to also be the dentist for the Dayton Gems minor league hockey team, rather well over the six visits I had for fillings.  Although I did learn to dread it when he said, “This is just a small cavity, I don’t think you will need any Novocaine for this one.”

A visit to the dentist is always interesting. I am convinced dental hygienists tools are
derived from instruments of torture that date back to the middle ages. Forget
about water boarding for terror suspects. Let’s just have them spend a half hour
with the dental hygienist every morning; wait, I think that was outlawed by the
Geneva Convention.

Anyway, after the hygienist finished with me and I had my transfusion to replace the
blood I lost through the flossing.  It was time to see the dentist. I tried to make
some conversation with him because I noticed that he looked a little down in the
mouth. He told me he had recently been recognized as the dentist of the year. I
asked if that came with any rewards. He said they gave him a little plaque.

He also told me that he had recently had an interesting patient, an Indian guru
who needed some extensive dental work, but refused Novocaine. I asked him why
and he said that the guru wanted to transcend dental medication.

My dentist also told me that he had to break up with his girlfriend who was a
manicurist. It seems all they ever did was fight tooth and nail.

On my way out, I noticed that he had a sign hanging on the wall with a Bible
verse on it, Psalms 81:10b” . . . open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
How many dentists does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to administer the
anesthetic, one to extract the light bulb, and one to offer the socket a little cup of
Husband: “Darling, your teeth remind me of the stars”
Wife: “Because they gleam and sparkle”
Husband: “No, because they come out at night!”

Thought for the Week

My dental hygienist is cute.Every time I visit, I eat a
whole package of Oreo cookies while waiting in the
lobby. Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the
afternoon’s appointments. ~ Stephen Wright


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