What is a toothache?
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "A toothache is an aching pain in or around a tooth. In most cases toothaches are caused by problems in the tooth or jaw, such as cavities, gum disease, the emergence of wisdom teeth, a cracked tooth, infected dental pulp (necessitating root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth), jaw disease, or exposed tooth root. Causes of a toothache may also be a symptom of diseases of the heart, such as angina or a myocardial infarction, due to referred pain.
Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
It is possible this holiday may of been created by the greeting card industry because we find reference to it on greeting card sites that say-
"Almost everyone suffers from toothaches sometime or other. "On Toothache Day banish all thoughts of aches and send a comforting wish to your near and dear ones with these cute & free toothache day ecards."
Why February and Why the 9th day?
In doing our research, we expected to find a dentist somewhere to claim this holiday. However, we did not find anyone who claimed to be the creator of this holiday. There is some speculation that this date was selected because it's the date that Hershey's Candy Corporation was founded- and who better -be the creator of a holiday that battles cavities from chocolate candy than a dentist right.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday:
from calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Many of these blogs talk about ways of curing a toothache until you can get to a dentist. Some websites show funny pictures of toothless people and tell stories of visits from the toothfairy.
See National Tooth Fairy Day!
Oral hygiene Definitions
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental problems and bad breath.
- Tooth brushing: Teeth cleaning is the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth in order to prevent cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease.
- Tooth flossing: The use of dental floss is an important element of the oral hygiene, since it removes the plaque and the decaying food remains stuck between the teeth. This food decay and plaque cause irritation to the gums, allowing the gum tissue to bleed more easily. Flossing for a proper inter-dental cleaning is recommended at least once per day, preferably before bedtime, to help prevent receding gums, gum disease, and cavities between the teeth.
- Gum care: Massaging gums is generally recommended for good oral health. Flossing is recommended at least once per day, preferably before bed, to help prevent receding gums, gum disease, and cavities between the teeth.
- Benificial foods: Some foods may protect against cavities. Fluoride is a primary protector against dental cavities. Fluoride makes the surface of teeth more resistant to acids during the process of remineralisation. Drinking fluoridated water is recommended by some dental professionals while others say that using toothpaste alone is enough. Milk and cheese are also rich in calcium and phosphate, and may also encourage remineralisation.
- Detrimental foods: sugars - It is important to try to encourage infrequent consumption of food and drinks containing sugar so that teeth have a chance to be repaired by remineralisation and fluoride. Limiting sugar-containing foods and drinks to meal times is one way to reduce the incidence of cavities.
- Smoking: and chewing tobacco are both strongly linked with multiple dental diseases. Regular vomiting, as seen in bulimics, also causes significant damage.
- Mouthwash: or mouth rinse improve oral hygiene. Dental chewing gums claim to improve dental health. documentation_license
If you are new to this holiday:
If you are new to this holiday; then maybe you would like to find more information about this subject. We found that Amazon.com is a popular Internet Site for finding books, supplies and more.
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When is this holiday celebrated?
National Toothache Day is celebrated annually on
February 9 in the United States!
Happy Holidays everyone!
This day celebrates a toothache??? Well we suspect it actually celebrates good dental hygiene and ways to stop a toothache-