National Teeth Care Day

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Welcome to National Teeth Care Day, the day that encourages all of us to show some love to our pearly whites! Whether you have a dazzling smile that can light up a room or you've been neglecting your dental hygiene, today is the perfect opportunity to learn a thing or two about taking care of your teeth.

When is Teeth Care Day?

It's national teeth care day on the 20th September.

A Brief History of National Teeth Care Day

Did you know that National Teeth Care Day first gained popularity in the online world on September 20, 2018? Since then, it has become an annual celebration of all things dental hygiene. But before the internet took over, people have been taking care of their teeth for centuries.

Ancient civilizations used all sorts of interesting methods to keep their smiles in tip-top shape. Egyptians used a mixture of ground pumice stone and wine vinegar to create a toothpaste-like substance, while the Greeks and Romans used crushed bones and oyster shells to give their teeth a sparkling clean. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then, and today we have fancy toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to keep our pearly whites looking their best.

The Importance of Dental Health

Having healthy teeth goes beyond having a picture-perfect smile. Your dental health has a direct impact on your overall well-being. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum diseases, tooth decay, and even affect your heart health. So, it's important to establish good dental habits and visit your friendly dentist regularly.

Tips for Taking Care of Your Teeth

Here are a few tips to keep your chompers happy:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks, as they can contribute to tooth decay.
  • Don't forget to visit your dentist every six months for a check-up and professional cleaning.

Did You Know?

Did you know that the average person spends 38.5 days of their life brushing their teeth? That's a lot of time dedicated to oral hygiene! So, next time you're standing in front of the bathroom mirror, take a moment to appreciate the effort you're putting into keeping your teeth healthy and vibrant.

History behind the term 'Teeth Care'


Discovery of Dental Hygiene

In the year 1808, Antoine Portal, a French physician, coined the term 'dental hygiene' to emphasize the importance of maintaining oral health. This marked the beginning of a shift towards recognizing the significance of teeth care in overall well-being.


Introduction of Toothbrushes with Nylon Bristles

In 1859, the first toothbrushes with nylon bristles were introduced by the company Dupont de Nemours. This innovation revolutionized oral hygiene by offering a more effective means of cleaning teeth compared to previous methods.


Foundation of the First Dental College

The year 1873 saw the establishment of the first dental college in the United States. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery was founded, marking a significant milestone in the professionalization of dental care and the recognition of teeth care as a distinct branch of medicine.


Invention of the Modern Toothpaste

In 1913, Dr. Washington Sheffield invented the collapsible tube for toothpaste, which allowed for more hygienic and convenient packaging. This breakthrough led to the widespread use of toothpaste and improved dental hygiene practices.


Fluoride's Role in Teeth Care

In 1938, the discovery of fluoride's benefits for teeth care led to the introduction of fluoride toothpaste. This key development enhanced the prevention of tooth decay and strengthened the importance of regular teeth care routines.


Electronic Toothbrush Invention

The year 1950 witnessed the invention of the first electric toothbrush by Dr. Philippe-Guy Woog. This innovation further improved dental hygiene practices by providing a more efficient and automated way to clean teeth.


Formation of the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance

In 1960, the American Dental Association (ADA) introduced the Seal of Acceptance program. This program aimed to evaluate and recognize oral hygiene products that met specific quality standards. The ADA Seal of Acceptance has since become a trustworthy symbol for consumers seeking reliable teeth care products.


Advancements in Teeth Whitening

In the year 2000, there was a significant surge in teeth whitening technology. With the introduction of various whitening toothpaste, strips, and professional treatments, people gained access to a wide range of options for achieving a brighter smile.

Did you know?

Did you know that the average person spends 38.5 days of their life brushing their teeth?


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