National Brush Your Teeth Day

In Blog, Dental Care, Dental Health by Dr. Lattinelli

You should brush your teeth every day, at least twice a day, but you should also celebrate National Brush Your Teeth Day on November 1! National Brush Your Teeth Day is a reminder to take care of your oral health. To learn more about this unofficial national holiday, keep reading.

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Eating sweets is the number one contributor to tooth decay, which is why it only makes sense that National Brush Your Teeth Day is the day after Halloween. Sugary treats are great in moderation, but it’s important to balance your consumption of sweets with quality oral health care. Remind your children about the importance of brushing their teeth and try to limit their candy consumption.

On November 1, review with your children how they should brush their teeth. You can even come up with ways to make brushing more fun for your kids. Try turning teeth brushing into a game. You can also sing a song with your children to make sure they brush for the recommended two minutes. Brushing your teeth doesn’t have to be a chore!

Did you know the first toothbrush was created in 3000 BC? These brushes were made from twigs and leaves and called “chew sticks.” Then, in 1840, the first dental college in the world opened. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery is still open today! By 1927, the first electric toothbrush was born and in the 1990s, manufacturers designed singing toothbrushes to make sure children brushed their teeth for the recommended two minutes.

This November 1, make brushing fun! Celebrate National Brush Your Teeth Day by booking a cleaning at the office of Dr. Lattinelli. You can call us at 212-752-7188 and you can find us at 121 East 60th Street in New York, New York.

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