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Every March 20th, people across the globe celebrate World Oral Health Day. It’s an awareness day that encourages everyone around the world to keep not just their teeth healthy but to maintain the health of their mouth as well.
The Basics of World Oral Health Day
March 20th isn’t an arbitrary date to celebrate oral health. In fact, there’s a lot of meaning behind the day. According to the World Oral Health Day website, the date was chosen to symbolize the fact that senior citizens are considered healthy if they have 20 of their own teeth by the end of their lives, everyone should have 20 baby teeth when they are kids, and adults should have 32 teeth and no cavities. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons that 3/20 is the perfect day to celebrate having a healthy mouth.
Snacks That Give Your Tooth Brush a Helping Hand
Who among us can reasonably deny that we don’t know which foods are bad for our teeth? It’s almost impossible to make it through your childhood years without seeing the warning lists of foods and drinks that are bad for you. Sugary soft drinks, we’re warned about. Acidic juices, we’re chastised for.
The effect of constant opposition to many of our favourite foods can make them more tantalisingly attractive, but to counter that appeal we have put together a list of and snacks that can actually help keep your teeth cleaner between brushings.
Yes World Toothache Day does exist, and while it seems like an oxymoron, every February 9th, the world ‘celebrates’ Toothache Day. While having a painful toothache is no reason to throw a party, below we look at the reasons why and how the day originated.