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Fun Holiday – Toothache Day

February 9 is Toothache Day. It is admittedly not a fun holiday, especially if you are suffering from, or have bad memories of, a toothache.

Make an appointment with your dentist on Toothache Day.

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Today is a good day to remind us that toothaches are never fun and that maintaining oral health is very important to keep painful toothaches away.

Created by Dentists?

While the origins of Toothache Day are a mystery, we suspect that it was a dentist who created this unofficial holiday to remind people that taking care of one's oral well-being is very important to live a happy, healthy and long life.

The holiday is also called National Toothache Day in the United States.

How to Celebrate?

  • Celebrating Toothache Day is an oxymoron, but there are ways you can celebrate toothache-free days by giving your teeth and oral health attention on this day.
  • Make an appointment with your dentist for a checkup.
  • Take advantage of this day to resolve to brush and floss your teeth at least twice every day.
  • Avoid food items that are bad for your oral health.

Did You Know…

…that the phrase I would give my eye-teeth refers to the fact that our canine teeth, also sometimes known as eye-teeth, are incredibly valuable to us? The phrase indicates a person’s want of something.

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