Why Celebrate National Toothache Day?
Aside from Valentine’s Day, there is another special day we hope you celebrated at the beginning of the month — National Toothache Day. Nobody likes a toothache, so you may be wondering why we celebrate a day with this title. This day is not to celebrate the discomfort associated with a toothache, but rather to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining proper oral hygiene in order to avoid the dreaded toothache.
Best Way to Prevent a Toothache
It should be every patient’s goal to avoid a toothache and the problems that accompany the discomfort. The first way to avoid a toothache is to clean your teeth properly at home by brushing twice daily and flossing to remove lingering food and bacteria. We know that it is not always possible to brush your teeth after each meal, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day or chew on sugar-free gum to increase saliva production and wash away some of the bacteria. To help prevent bacteria from remaining on your teeth throughout the day, we suggest eating during mealtimes only and not snacking throughout the day.
Another way to avoid a toothache is to visit our office for routine hygiene examination appointments. Most patients should visit every six months, while others need to come in more often if they have certain oral health conditions, such as gum disease. During these visits, we can look for signs of decay or problems in the mouth. If issues are treated in a timely fashion, you should be able to avoid a toothache.
We want to ensure that you spend your February celebrating love and not dealing with a toothache or other dental trouble. If it has been some time since you last visited the dentist, be sure to contact our office, which is located in Kewaskum, WI, to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!