When I was a kid, I was terrified of going to the dentist. TERRIFIED. I still don’t necessarily enjoy it, but I don’t lose sleep over it and almost have a nervous breakdown in the weeks leading up to my appointment anymore. Mostly.
The dentist really has the power to elicit some incredibly strong responses and opinions…so let’s look at the evidence.
1. Flossin’ all night.
I have a dentist appointment first thing tomorrow morning.
If you need me, I'll be cramming six months worth of flossing into one night.
— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) February 20, 2017
2. Yassss, Queen!
My dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?
— Swishergirl (@Swishergirl24) August 8, 2013
3. Might make things a little easier.
Invention idea: A dentist drill that sounds like a lovely, melodious harp.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) January 5, 2017
4. You’re good to go!
DENTAL HYGIENIST: your teeth and gums are moments from death. Quit your job so you can floss 16 times an hour. I hate you!
DENTIST: looks good!
— Luke Mones (@LukeMones) October 23, 2018
5. You’re doing it right.
I don't make dentist appointments, I make nitrous oxide appointments.
— Clanopath (@Clanopath) February 6, 2014
6. It’s a give and take relationship.
Every time my dentist is kind enough to tell me I need to floss, I am kind enough to tell him that he needs to trim his nostril hairs.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) August 26, 2014
7. I want to hear this…
Dentist: ok open up
"Well I guess it all started when my dad left…"
Dentist: no I mean-
Assistant: wait bill…let him finish
— paperwash© (@PaperWash) June 4, 2015
8. I feel this tweet in my soul.
Going to the dentist is a great way to remind yourself what a coward you are.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) February 14, 2012
9. Nailed it.
I get the same feeling at the dentist that I get when a cop car is behind me; I haven't done anything wrong, but I feel incredibly guilty.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 30, 2014
10. Look away!
Jaws wide open, gums & teeth exposed, the last thing you want is a good-looking dentist! #iForgotToFloss
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) June 8, 2013
11. I’m kind of a big deal.
To sound important, when my dentist books my appointment 6 months away and asks, "Does 10am work?", I say,"Ugh, busy. How about 2?".
— Brian Hope (@Brianhopecomedy) February 28, 2013
12. Not gonna happen.
When my kids assure me they will clean up their mess, I know how my dentist must feel when I assure him I will floss.
— The ParentNormal (@ParentNormal) June 19, 2017
13. It’s HELL.
The day you have a dentist appointment really makes you appreciate all the other days you didn't have a dentist appointment.
— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) October 26, 2015
14. You do you.
Dentist numbed my mouth this morning. Turns out I'd rather dribble coffee all over my chest than wait 1 more hour to drink coffee.
— Laurie Kilmartin, Grand Rapids MI Dec 26-29 (@anylaurie16) January 10, 2015
15. I can’t imagine why…
my dentist hates when i call him a face gynecologist
— deck the halls w kimmymonte ❄️ (@KimmyMonte) August 20, 2018
How do you feel about going to the dentist? Do you dread it? Do you love it?
Let us know in the comments!