What Is Toothache Day And Why Is It Important?
February has a couple of well-known holidays that everyone celebrates: Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. However, there is a lesser-known holiday that takes place on February 9th that we would like to bring to your attention — Toothache Day. We all know that toothaches are no fun, so you may be wondering why we would celebrate this day. Read on to learn more about the importance of this day and why you should consider celebrating it.
What is National Toothache Day?
Our teeth are designed to last our entire lives; however, that is not always the case. We use our teeth multiple times a day, and we do not always treat them in the best manner. It is very common for people to use their teeth as tools or perhaps not clean their teeth as recommended. National Toothache Day is a reminder for you to care for your teeth properly. Since childhood, you have learned about the importance of maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine. This includes brushing for two minutes at least twice a day. Flossing at least once a day is also necessary to remove bacteria from between the teeth. Failure to care for your teeth properly on your own can lead to severe dental issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Ways to Avoid a Toothache
The best way to avoid a toothache is to visit our office for a routine oral hygiene examination and cleaning. During these visits, we not only thoroughly clean your teeth, but we also check for problems that may be developing. Treating dental issues in the early stages helps eliminate other problems, such as toothaches, in the future. Other steps you can take to avoid a toothache include:
- Cutting back on sugary foods and drinks
- Quitting smoking or using tobacco products
- Scheduling any needed dental work
- Replacing your toothbrush and reminding your family members to replace theirs
If you have not visited our office in some time for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning, or you are experiencing discomfort or a problem in your mouth, contact our office, which is located in The Woodlands, TX, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!