"Dental Care" as written by and Adam R. Young....
I brush my teeth and look in the mirror,
And laugh out loud,
As I'm beaming from ear to ear,
I'd rather pick flowers instead of fights,
And rather than flaunt my style I'd flash you a smile
Of clean pearly whites.

I've been to the dentist a thousand times so I know the drill,
I smooth my hair,
Sit back in the chair
But somehow I still get the chills

Have a seat he says pleasantly,
As he shakes my hand and practically laughs at me,
"Open up nice and wide" he says peering in,
And with a smirk he says "don't have a fit,
This will just pinch a bit"
As he tries not to grin.

When hygienists
Leave on long vacations
That's when dentists scream and
Lose their patience

Talking only brings the toothaches on because
I say the stupidest things
So if my results go south, I swallow my pride with an aspirin and shut my mouth

Golf and alcohol don't mix
And that's why I don't drink and drive
Because good grief
I'd knock out my teeth
And have to kiss my smile goodbye

I've been to the dentist a thousand times
So I know the drill,
I smooth my hair,
Sit back in the chair
But some how I still get the chills


Lyrics submitted by bonjouramigo

"Dental Care" as written by Adam R. Young

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  • +4
    General Commentadam young is probably the only person who could write a song about going to the dentist and have it make me feel happy.
    such a cute song.
    he amazes me.
    =]
    sowrongitsmorganon July 16, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so silly, but still very much in the vein of Owl City. This pretty much sums of all of my dental appointments, especially:

    When hygienists leave on long vacations
    That's when dentists scream and lose their patience

    First <3
    fairweatherfriendon July 14, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI love this song <3 Its so cute and funny yet utterly pointless yet 100% lovable. Everything Adam writes is <3

    "Golf and Alcohol don't mix and thats why I don't drink and drive. Because good grief I'd knock out my teeth and have to kiss my smile goodbye."

    Best line in the song <3
    TragicSorrowson September 20, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI'm thinking I must've seen this song in a little bit of a different life.

    Yes, it's about visiting a dentist and smiling. But it has nothing to do wtih eating sweets but figuratively keeping your mouth clean. That is, don't say hurtful things or don't full your mouth with dirty words, because it will figuratively rot your teeth. I see this in the Verse;

    'When hygienists leave on long vacations
    That's when dentists scream and lose their patience
    Talking only brings the toothaches on
    Because I say the stupidest things
    So if my result goes south
    I'll swallow my pride with an Aspirin
    And shut my mouth'

    He says hygienists as in our good conscience or just good people in general. When we forget about our good conscience, we tend to say hurtful things and bring the toothaches on, and so the dentists are busy seeing more people. Did that make sense only in my head? XD

    Also in the verse;

    'Golf and alcohol don't mix
    And that's why I don't drink and drive
    Because good grief, I'd knock out my teeth
    And have to kiss my smile goodbye'

    Alcohol tends to let us loose our inhibition and we say rather stupid things when drunk. And we'll probably end up getting ourselves hurt in the end.

    What also made me believe this was the lines right at the beginning;
    'I brush my teeth and look in the mirror
    And laugh out loud as I'm beaming from ear to ear
    I'd rather pick flowers instead of fights
    And rather than flaunt my style
    I'd flash you a smile of clean pearly whites'

    Don't go picking fights and make yourself appear big and put other people down. Show people how great your teeth look because you don't say mean and hurtful things. =D

    Anywho, that's how I took it.
    Kohanaon April 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Golf and alcohol don't mix and that's why I don't drink and drive."

    I just understood this line last night! He means to drive as in to hit the golf ball, not as in driving a car! Just thought I'd share my elation at this personal discovery... ^_^
    Zaviergon January 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuch a cute, silly song :)
    DestinyOnToaston July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLOVE this song.
    Very creative (:
    Alysennon July 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazingly silly! it somehow reminds me of the "teeth" song on The Fairy OddParents. hahaha
    Bamboobieon August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I couldn't help but smile and laugh a bit. It describes a visit to the dentist's office perfectly, but in a rather comical way (and not to mention with good beats.)

    But am I the only one that finds the tiniest bit of "dark" humor in this?

    "Open up nice and wide," he says peering in
    And with a smirk he says "don't have a fit,
    this'll just pinch a bit," as he tries not to grin

    &

    But somehow I still get the chills

    I don't know, but that verse and line remind me of the scare dentist give me. |D
    Tealzon August 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthave no clue if there is a double meaning in this song but who cares!!!!! owl city is absolutley amazing!!!!!!!!!!
    iheartaboyon October 25, 2009   Link

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