You Said a Mouthful: 10 Ridiculous Dentist Requests

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No one likes going to the dentist: It's uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and dental insurance usually stinks. But it turns out, dentists don't like some of us either.

Here’s a weird theory: Americans’ outlook on money can be summed up by their dentists.

Last week, the Chicago Dental Society released a survey of more than 300 members that asked them for “the strangest dental requests they’d ever received from patients.” The answers went in two directions: Do silly stuff to save me money, and do silly stuff that will cost me a lot but will satisfy my vanity.

Check these out…

  1. “Can you extract my tooth without anesthesia?”
  2. “Please wire my mouth shut to aid in my diet.”
  3. “Can you ID this set of dentures left in the bathroom of the bar I work at?”
  4. “I will pay you or your hygienist to floss my teeth at my office every day.”
  5. “Pull all my teeth, and just give me dentures.”
  6. “I just broke off my engagement. Can you prepare my tooth so that I can keep the diamond in it?”
  7. “Will you give me local anesthesia in my lips? I’m going in for permanent ‘lipstick’ tattoos on my lips and would like to avoid the pain.”
  8. “May I have an emergency cleaning visit? It’s my high school reunion and I need a bright, white smile to face my old boyfriend.”
  9. “Can I keep the teeth you pull out of my mouth? I’d like to make a necklace out of them.”

And the No. 1 strangest request?

“Can you give my dog braces?”

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