Having read the title may have caused you to do a double take – “National Dentist Day,” for real? Yes, there is such a thing as National Dentist Day, and guess what? It happens to fall on March 6.
So if you’re still wondering why there’s a day meant to celebrate the field of dentistry, and all the dentists in the world, wonder no more. After all, why would you even have your pearly whites intact without the expert help of a seasoned dentist?
The Roots of Dentistry
Scholars say that the incidence of tooth decay was quite low in pre-agricultural societies. But would you believe that just last year, it was discovered that Neanderthals practiced a form of dentistry using what can only be considered their own versions of dental tools?
There is also evidence about the Indus Valley Civilization practiced as early as 7000 BC!
Unearthed tools included bow drills which were hypothesized to have been operated by skilled bead craftsmen. Whatever tools, materials and methods these early dental experts used would have been “reliable and effective.”
These discoveries, among other things, all prove that human beings have always been concerned about their dental health. It’s no mystery, then, that at least one day in a year is devoted to the celebration of dentistry, and all the knowledge, expertise and care that people like you receive from their own dentist.
How to Celebrate National Dentist Day
Well, there really is nothing more important to your dentist than seeing how well you take care of your teeth. After all, it’s your dentist’s job to ensure you practice good oral hygiene.
Add extra sparkle to your teeth by getting a whitening treatment – just to show your dentist what a great job he or she has done through the years.
One thing you can do is set an appointment with your dentist on National Dentist Day this March 6. If you already have a tooth cleaning session scheduled, then be sure to keep it so you can also personally greet your dentist.
Flowers, a card, and a bottle of wine are all optional. You just need to turn up and be there to show your appreciation with a pearly white smile.