I Love My Dentist Day has a national and international character, celebrated on June 2 in recognition of the tremendous and essential work of dentists, providing patients with a healthy and beautiful smile.
There are many things known about dentistry today. This profession has a very long history. The first mention of dentistry occurs around 7000 BC. Around 5000 BC, records appeared about the dental disease of tooth decay, and its probable causes. Tooth worms were considered the primary cause of cavities at that time. This idea wasn’t refuted until the 1700s, when dentistry became a separate and specific profession. Although, the first dentistry book appeared a little earlier – in the 1530s.
Who created I love My Dentist Day is unknown. Initially holiday was celebrated only in America, and then gained an international character, since dentists in any country should be recognized and thanked for their great work. About 95% of people in the world have certain problems with their teeth. Who can help? Of course, dentists. On this day, it is customary to congratulate dentists, bring them small gifts, and thank them for a providing healthy and happy smiles.
Look what interesting facts we found about dentists and teeth.
- Dentist Harold Brown invented the electric chair, although it wasn’t used in his professional activities.
- Each year, American dentists use about 13 tons of gold to create bridges, crowns, and dentures.
- In 1816, Isaac Newton’s tooth was sold for $3,240. It is the most expensive tooth ever sold.
- For a long time, dentures were a very common wedding gift in England.
How to take part
Congratulate your dentist and thank him for his work. It is worth checking when you last saw a dentist. It may be time to book a preventive or therapeutic examination. Smile as often as possible, because your beautiful smile is a credit to your dentist.
When is I Love My Dentist Day celebrated in 2024?
I Love My Dentist Day is observed on June 2 each year.