March is a Special Month!
Dentists love the month of March. Why? March is a special month for these professionals because it contains a special day- March 6th. This day has been set aside as National Dentist’s Day! Read on to gain some more appreciation for your dentist.
They Benefit Your Over-all Health
Next time you have a seat in the dental chair, think about how helpful your dentist really is! Their work and dvice can actually benefit more than just our teeth. For example, if you have ever been told you have a cavity, recognize this news as an opportunity to prevent many issues. According to Healthline, “Left untreated, an infection can spread to your jaw and other parts of your head and neck, including your brain. In rare cases, it can even lead to sepsis. This is a life-threatening complication of an infection.” Thus your over-all health is benefited!
Show Your Appreciation
Go ahead and put a smile on your dentist’s face. One of the best ways to do this is to tell them how much you have benefited from following their advice. With this said, commit yourself to a good oral hygiene routine. This should include brushing twice per day for 2 minutes and flossing at least once.
Fun Dental Facts
As you will find on Imagine Smiles’ website, here are a few fun dental facts:
- Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body.
- Americans buy more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year.
- Tooth decay is the second most common disease, second only to the cold.