Do you know about National Brush Day and its significance? It’s a day that celebrates dental health habits and reminds us about the importance of good oral health. Here’s all you need to know about National Brush Day.
What is National Brush Day?
National Brush Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of November. Also known as Brush Your Teeth Day, this day is a great reminder to care for our dental health. But how do we celebrate National Brush Day? Here’s what you can do to honor the day and what it stands for:
- Book a dental cleaning appointment with your dentist. Thorough check-ups and cleaning of your teeth and gum are essential to maintain oral health. Getting an appointment during this time may be difficult due to the new year crowd. However, you can always pre-book your appointment for a thorough dental cleaning.
- Sugar is the biggest enemy of dental and gum hygiene—Honor National Brush Day by creating an effective plan for reducing sugar intake. Replace sugary drinks with 100% fruit-based drinks. Stop eating sugary snacks, and look for teeth-friendly ingredients. Managing sugar cravings is challenging since everything around us is teeming with sugar. You must have a systematic plan to overcome sugar addiction.
- Basic oral care hygiene is crucial for everyone. Remember to brush and floss your teeth twice a day, every day.
- Pay attention to small oral health issues. When left untreated, minor dental problems can turn into severe health conditions.
Managing sugar intake during the festive season is challenging, especially for kids. Halloween, for example, is a sugary feast for kids. However, the problem isn’t a single night of candy bingeing. The leftover candies continue to increase sugar intake for kids.
For this National Brush Day, make sure you have a plan to deal with sugary treats. The end of Halloween marks the beginning of the festive season, with Christmas and New Year around the corner. This is also the time when we knowingly or unknowingly consume a lot of sugar.
Here are some strategies to manage sugar consumption during the festive season:
- Donate leftover candies
- Consider non-food options for celebrations, like picnics, movie nights, amusement parks, etc.
- Go for sugar-free candies if completely avoiding them is not possible
- Only buy a little candy at a time. Buying in small batches will help you control consumption
- Try healthy versions of traditional desserts that incorporate sugar alternatives
Following these tips, you can effectively manage sugar consumption for yourself and your family this festive season.
Since it’s National Brush Day, we must first know how to use a brush properly. Here are a few quick tips on that:
- Always floss before brushing your teeth
- Use a soft-bristled brush
- Use your brush at a 45° angle
- Brush both the inner and outer sides of your teeth
- Brush the top of your back teeth
- Use a circular motion while brushing to get a deep cleanse
- Rinse with mouthwash after brushing your teeth
- Please don’t keep your toothbrush near the toilet since the brush can catch free-flowing bacteria from the air around it
- Don’t share toothbrushes with anyone. It’s the easiest way of catching a contagious disease.
Technology has made everything more accessible, including brushing. Electric toothbrushes are significantly more effective than regular toothbrushes for cleaning leftover food particles.
Massaging your gums and cleaning your tongue are two things you must do for long-term dental health.
We at Torbram Dental hope you have a happy and healthy National Brush Day. Take this day to remind yourself and those around you of the importance of dental health.