Why Do All Dentist Surgeries Smell The Same?

4 April 2018, 15:47 | Updated: 4 April 2018, 19:18

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Mystery Hour Question

Name: Alex, Romford.

Question: Why do all dentist’s surgeries smell the same?

Answer: Don, Yeovil.

Qualification: dentist of 37 years.

The smell is clove oil and comes from the chemical eugenol. It’s used in a number of dental procedures as an antiseptic and an anaesthetic.