March is a Special Month!
What is special about March for those in the dental field? March is a special month because it contains a special day. March 6th was National Dentist’s Day! Read on for some reminders about how awesome your dentist is!
They Benefit Your Over-all Health
When you sit in the dental chair, try and recognize how important your dentist is to your over-all health. For example, if your dentist has ever told you you have a cavity, they are helping you to prevent a host of 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.”
Show Your Appreciation
Not much else will put a smile on your dentist’s face than knowing you are benefiting from their hard work! Therefore, commit to a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing twice per day for 2 minutes and flossing at least once. At your next visit, explain how much better you have been about following their advice!
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.