56 Dentist Jokes You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Updated: May 17, 2024

No one likes going to the dentist, so why not provide some comic relief with these funny dentist jokes?

Raise your hand if you love going to the dentist. No takers? We don’t blame you. Waiting rooms should have comedians. Think about it: Laughing at funny jokes would be the perfect distraction while we wait for our names to be called. And dentist jokes, in particular, would be a great way to fill the time. See? That pun is making you feel better already, right?

Well, get ready to open wide and LOL, because we’ve compiled 56 hilariously cheesy dentist jokes—including some from real dentists. These jokes are just as funny as doctor jokes, which you should also bookmark for when that appointment rolls around. But we digress. Ahead, enjoy the best dentist jokes that will have you grinning from ear to ear and showing off those pearly whites.

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Hilarious dentist jokes

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  • What’s a dentist’s favorite idiom?
    Put your money where your mouth is.
    —Submitted by orthodontist Kami Hoss, DDS, co-founder of The Super Dentists, California
  • What is a dentist’s favorite dinosaur?
    —Submitted by Dr. Hoss
  • Why did the patient start shouting after he left the dentist’s office?
    He just had all caps put on his teeth.
  • Why is it sometimes necessary to get a second opinion from a dentist?
    Because each dentist has their own floss-ophy.
    —Submitted by Dr. Hoss
  • Why did the dentist have a TV on the ceiling for patients?
    So they could Netflix and drill.
  • Why did the smartphone go to the dentist?
    It had a Bluetooth.
    —Submitted by Kevin Reilly, DDS, Michael Rothstein Dentistry
  • What’s the most popular state for dentists to move to when they retire?
  • What did the tooth say to the dentist before he left for vacation?
    “Fill me in when you get back.”
  • When should a snowman make an appointment to see the dentist?
    When he gets frostbite.
  • What did the brass player buy at the drugstore?
    A tuba toothpaste.
  • What did the lawyer demand before the dentist worked on him?
    A retainer.
  • What is the dentist’s favorite animal?
    The molar bear.
    —Submitted by Scott Eisen, DDS, Catonsville Dental Care, Catonsville, Maryland
  • What did the Dentist of the Year get?
    A little plaque.
    —Submitted by Alice Boghosian, DDS, American Dental Association spokesperson
  • What do false teeth have in common with stars?
    They only come out at night.
  • What movie do dentists watch over and over again?
    Plaque to the Future.
  • What did the patient say when the dentist said she needed a crown?
    “I know, right?”
    —Submitted by Joseph Field, DDS, Mid Peninsula Implant Center, Los Altos, California
  • What are the six most dreaded words in the world?
    The dentist will see you now.
  • What’s a drill team?
    A group of dentists who work together.
  • Why does the dental staff always go to the dentist with their problems?
    Because she gets right to the root of things.
  • How did the dental hygienist land a job?
    By word of mouth.
    —Submitted by Lori Berger, dental hygienist, Michael Rothstein Dentistry, New City, New York
  • Why did the vampire’s breath stink so badly?
    Because he had bat breath.
  • What’s one word you never want to hear from your dentist?
  • What’s the most popular hiking trail for dentists?
    Mount Brushmore.
  • Why does your tongue hate going to the dentist?
    It always leaves feeling depressed.
  • Why is the Securities and Exchanges Commission investigating the dentist?
    He was accused of incisor trading.
  • Where did the orca go to get his braces?
    The orca-dontist.
  • What does a dentist do when the plane lands?
    She braces herself.
    —Submitted by Dr. Hoss

Dentists jokes are fun, but have you ever heard a good science joke? They’re just as hilarious!

Funny teeth jokes

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  • How does a dentist fix a broken tooth?
    With toothpaste!
  • What type of bear has no teeth?
    A gummy bear.
    —Submitted by Michael Rothstein, DDS, Michael Rothstein Dentistry, New City, New York
  • Why should you be true to your teeth?
    So they won’t be false with you.
    —Submitted by Lori Berger
  • What are dental X-rays called?
    Tooth pics.
  • What does a dentist give a bear with a terrible toothache?
    Anything it wants.
  • What do you get when you cross a hedgehog with a giraffe?
    A long-neck toothbrush.
  • What did the dentist shout in the courtroom?
    “You can’t handle the tooth!”
  • Why does the ant hang out at the bakery?
    Because it has a sweet tooth.
  • What’s the best time to go to the dentist?
    Toothhurty (2:30).
    —Submitted by Dr. Field
  • Why do teeth move?
    Shift happens.
    —Submitted by Dr. Field
  • What did one tooth say to the other?
    “Get your cap on—the dentist is taking us out tonight.”
  • What is the dentist’s favorite day of the week?
  • Why did the dentist and her boyfriend break up?
    They fought tooth and nail.
  • Why did the Storm Trooper want his teeth whitened?
    To get rid of the dark side.
  • What do you call a boat filled with dentists?
    A tooth ferry.
  • Why was the god of thunder so quiet after he got his tooth pulled?
    Because he was too Thor.
  • Did you see the new documentary about wisdom teeth on Netflix?
    It’s called an Inconvenient Tooth.
  • Why did the deer need braces?
    He had buck teeth.
    —Submitted by Dr. Eisen

They may not have studied chemistry, but we’re sure dentists (and nurses) can appreciate a good ol’ chemistry joke.

Dentist jokes about cavities

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  • What kind of filling did the little boy want for his cavity?
    —Submitted by Dr. Reilly
  • What did the dentist say to the golfer with a cavity?
    “You have a hole in one.”
  • Why did the FBI raid the dentist’s office?
    To perform a cavity search.
  • Why was a Toronto dentist in Panama?
    He was searching for the root canal.
    —Submitted by Dr. Boghosian
  • What is the No. 1 reason patients don’t show up for root canals?
    They lose their nerve.
  • What is it called when an astronaut gets a cavity?
    A black hole.

You know what’s better than these dentist jokes (or equally as funny)? These clever jokes that’ll make you sound smarter!

Dentist jokes about fillings

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  • Why are potatoes a dentist’s favorite veggie?
    Because they are so filling.
  • Why should you be kind to your dentist?
    Because they have fill-ings too.
  • What’s another name for a dentist’s office?
    A filling station.
  • Why did the doughnut go to the dentist?
    He needed a filling.
    —Submitted by Dr. Rothstein

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