Although we take our work seriously, we do like to have fun and enjoy the lighter side of dentistry. If you’re in the mood for a few laughs, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 movie and TV quotes about teeth, dentists, and why it’s important to brush your teeth. Let us know what your favorite quote is next time you come in for a visit.
#10: “Well, I would have taken better care of my teeth.”
From Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), when the main character is asked what she would have done differently in her life.
#9: “Hey Frank…you keep cleaning those teeth, the Germans are going to see you from a mile away.”
From Band of Brothers (2001). Honestly, though, we can’t blame Frank for wanting clean teeth.
#8: “Really, Mrs. Durant. Your teeth are more important than you hair.”
From Cactus Flower (1969). She said it, and we don’t disagree.
#7: “The important question is: Where do they get all the skeletons with perfect teeth?”
From The Return of the Living Dead (1985). One of the nicest compliments you can get is when someone tells you that you have perfect teeth.
#6: “I promised him that if he didn’t bite the dental hygienist this time, I’d take him for ice cream. I didn’t have to take him for ice cream.”
From the Big Bang Theory (2012). Although we’ve been bitten once or twice, we don’t take it personally.
#5: “Holy molars! Am I ever glad I take good care of my teeth!”
From Batman (1966). It’s amazing what daily brushing and flossing can do for your teeth.
#4: “You know you’re not supposed to brush your teeth for 24 hours before you go to the dentist.”
From Seinfeld (1990). We love to hear dental advice mentioned in movies and TV, even when it’s wrong.
#3: “I have watched football with you; I have watched golf. I’ve been to dental conventions and sat through lectures titled ‘Gingivitis, the forgotten plague,’ and I have never complained. Do you know why?”
From My Family (2000). We appreciate when our family and friends patiently listen to us talk about dentistry. We can’t help it, we love what we do.
#2: “Sure, Dad. If all your teeth fall out, you won’t have anything to eat groceries with, anyways.”
From Leave It To Beaver (1960). We don’t like to use scare tactics to get people to take care of their teeth, but sometimes it works.
#1: “Little Forrest, he’s doing just fine. About to start school again soon. I make his breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I make sure he combs his hair and brushes his teeth every day.”
From Forrest Gump (1994). Who doesn’t love a good Forrest Gump quote?