National Dentist’s Day
Celebrate National Dentist’s Day on March 6, 2023
Did you know that dentists play an important part in our health and well-being? It’s a great day to showcase your appreciation for your dentist and their dedicated work!
History of National Dentist’s Day:
National Dentist’s Day falls on March 6th every year. It was established as a way to show appreciation and thanks for dentists. It’s also a way to bring awareness to dentistry so that people will know more about how to care for their teeth. It also encourages people who may have avoided going to the dentist to come in for a checkup.
How patients can celebrate:
1. Show your dentist how you’ve improved your oral health regimen
2. Commit to better dental habits
3. Raise awareness (teach your child a new tooth-brushing song, encourage family and friends to visit their dentist)
4. Schedule a dental checkup (get back in the office to make sure your teeth are healthy and your habits are on the right track)
5. Smile (show off your work and your dentist’s work)
6. Take a picture with your dentist and do a shout-out on your social media accounts
7. Make sure to add the #NationalDentistsDay hashtag to all posts
Gifts to give your dentist:
Colorful teeth printable poster
Thank You card (Let your dentist know that you appreciate the work they put into making sure you’re healthy)
Basket of fresh fruit
Box of assorted goodies (chocolates, muffins, macaroons)
Send over lunch
Movie gift card/general gift card
Personalized water mug
Dental pin (buttons)
Important Dental Care Tips:
1. Brush twice per day for at least two minutes
2. Floss daily
3. Visit your dentist twice per year or as recommended by your dentist
4. Eat a balanced diet and limit eating and drinking between meals
Fun Dentist/Dental Facts:
Did you know that dentists ranked number one for top jobs in 2015?
Dentists recommend that a toothbrush be kept at least six 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is the world’s first dental college. It was established in 1840 by Drs. Horace H. Hayden and Chapin A. Harris.
The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.
The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today's terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring!
In 1866, Lucy Beaman Hobbs became the first licensed female dentist.
Your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints!
Your smile is the first facial feature noticed by half of the people you come in contact with daily.
How Dentists Can Celebrate
Download a poster, take picture and share on social media
Post tips on the importance of smiling, oral health and regular visits
Record video explaining how much you love dentistry
Record video thanking your amazing patients and team members for their incredible support
Record video letting people know how to pursue a career in dentistry
Make sure to add the #NationalDentistsDay hashtag to all posts
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