Friday, February 13, 2015

February: National Children’s Dental Health Month 

At Omni Dental, February means 2 things: Valentine’s Day and National Children’s Dental Health Month!

Did you know that reports show that American students miss nearly 51 million hours of school every year due to oral health problems? And that students who have experienced recent oral health pain are 4x more likely to have lower grade point averages than their counterparts who have not? To help keep kids happy and healthy, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month each February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. At Omni Dental we strive to help our patients develop good habits at an early age and remind them to schedule regular dental visits in order to get a head-start on a lifetime of healthy smiles.

To get us in the spirit of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we’ve put together a list of fun tooth facts for a healthy mouth:
  1. Did you know that the average person produces a quart of saliva daily? That’s 10,000 gallons of spit over a lifetime! We love saliva because it helps wash food off teeth, neutralizes acids in the mouth, fights germs and helps prevent bad breath.
  2. On a daily basis, our mouths welcome over 100,000,000 micro-creatures!
  3. Tooth enamel is the hardest part of our body but in order to take proper care of them, we need to remember to brush, floss & regularly visit the dentist.
  4. 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing they notice about someone – makes you want to brush your teeth, right?!
  5. Did you know that dolphins only use their teeth to grasp? They can’t chew because dolphin jaws to not have muscles like ours do!
  6. Dental floss was first manufactured in 1882 – talk about standing the test of time!
  7. If you brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time, you will brush your teeth for about 24 hours each year!
  8. Did you know that just like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different?
  9. In China, they celebrate national “Love Your Teeth Day” each year on the 20th of September
  10. The world’s oldest recipe for toothpaste is from Egypt in 400 AD!
Even though we think EVERY month should be Children’s Dental Health Month, we can’t wait to celebrate in February!

 For Valentine’s Day, Omni Dental Offices offers a Zoom Teeth Whitening Special rate of just $200, in just 60 minutes you can lighten your teeth by up to 12 shades with the latest ZOOM laser teeth whitening treatment. Call us today, offices are booking up fast!

Schedule your visit for a check-up or to complete any needed work today. 

1 comment:

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