National Toothache Day - February 9
Fri, Feb 9, 2024

National Toothache Day

National Toothache Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to toothache. This is a great day to review your habits and pay more attention to caring for your teeth. The holiday is celebrated on February 9th.


The celebration of National Toothache Day is unofficial. There is no reliable information about its occurrence.

The advent of dentistry happened thousands of years ago. Around 7000 BC, various therapeutic practices were used to treat teeth, but the first descriptions of dental diseases date back to 5000 BC.

A significant push in the development of modern dentistry occurred in the 1700s thanks to Pierre Rochard. A surgeon from France has published his book “Surgeon-Dentist”. There were described not only various diseases of the teeth, but also considered methods of treatment and their prevention. Many researchers consider this book the basis for the formation of this trend in medicine. Thanks to this work, we know today’s dentistry just like that.

In 1859, the ADA was created in the USA. America’s professional dentists have banded together to raise awareness of dental issues in the community and make dental care more accessible.

A great contribution to the care of teeth was made by the Colgate company, which in 1837 began to produce toothpaste, and then toothbrushes. Significant attention began to be paid to oral care only after the Second World War. In addition, the modern level of medicine allows you to diagnose problems with your teeth in a timely manner and correct them.

Interesting facts

  • Plaque (which, if ignored, develops into caries) contains several hundred types of bacteria.
  • Eating cheese provides the teeth with a protective layer that neutralizes the acid in plaque.
  • Crushed charcoal was often used as toothpaste in Aboriginal tribes.

How to celebrate

On National Toothache Day, be sure to visit the dentist for an oral examination. Get rid of bad habits on this day, reduce sugar intake. Start brushing your teeth daily. They will thank you!

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask other users how often they brush their teeth.

When is National Toothache Day celebrated in 2024?

National Toothache Day is observed on February 9 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday February 9 2024
Sunday February 9 2025
Monday February 9 2026
Tuesday February 9 2027