National Brush Day is a holiday celebrated on November 1st, after the Halloween season, to remind us of the importance of taking care of our teeth. This is especially important since the most common dental disease, caries, is often caused by excessive consumption of sweets.
The first toothbrush was invented in 3000 BC, with sticks and leaves being chewed to remove dirt and food debris. In 1840, the College of Dental Surgery opened in Baltimore and is still in operation today.
When it comes to toothpaste, there are many interesting flavors to choose from:
- Bacon – A toothpaste invented by Mr. Bacon for those who love to eat bacon for breakfast, but don’t have the time to cook it.
- Chocolate – A safe toothpaste for those with a sweet tooth.
- Wasabi – A spicy alternative for those feeling adventurous.
How to take part
To take part in National Brush Day, teach children how to properly brush their teeth, including the back of the teeth and gums. Take them to the store and let them pick out their own toothbrush, and make it a daily family tradition. This is a fun and easy way to keep your teeth healthy and strong!
When is National Brush Day celebrated in 2023?
National Brush Day is observed on November 1 each year.