Thursday, June 23, 2011

Celebrate Your Smile

Everybody loves a beautiful smile.  To get a great smile ones dental hygiene needs to be in top notch.  How much do you care about your teeth?  We should be aware of our dental health to prevent any oral diseases.  So, how does a Love Your Teeth Day sound?  Would you be in favor for a having a “tooth” day?  On September 20th China celebrates “Love your Teeth Day” – a national holiday promoting oral awareness among its 1.2 billion people.  Awesome!  A whole day dedicated to teeth.  China started this in 1989 for the intent to get the whole China population more informed with oral health education.  They are coming up on their twentieth year and the public awareness of oral health has improved drastically. 
What about America? Do we have a national holiday where we celebrate our teeth?  The American Dental Association sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month with the same goal as China–to spread oral awareness among the vast and growing population.  This goes on during the month of February.
Then there is the American Dental Hygienists’ Association that celebrates in October with National Dental Hygiene Month.  So it looks like America is doing their best to educate as many people as they can about oral health education.  Two whole months of the year are dedicated to teeth.
I had no idea that there were so many people out there trying to get dental hygiene on the top of the list of important things to have in not just America but all over the globe.  Start today and make your smile a priority.