Got Teeth? Thank your Dentist! 🦷

For hundreds of years, Dentists have cared for our smiles, so it’s time to return the favor! On March 6th, or any day you would like to, you can celebrate National Dentist Day to honor, thank, and show appreciation for dentists everywhere.

The earliest evidence of dentistry spanned the years 7000 BC to 5000 BC, and in ancient Greece, both Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote about dentistry. However, it wasn’t until the 1700s that dentistry became recognized as a specific profession.

In 1723, French surgeon Pierre Fauchard, known as the “father of modern dentistry,” wrote his influential book, The Surgeon Dentist, which is considered the first scientific book that addressed a comprehensive system for caring for and treating teeth. The first dental college, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, opened in 1840. In 1859 the American Dental Association (ADA) was formed as the profession required more organization and oversight.

❤️ Show your dentist some love

If you want to show your dentist some love, make sure to do the following…

  • Brush your teeth 2 times a day – in the morning and before bedtime
  • Brush with fluoridated toothpaste for 2 minutes
  • Brush your tongue
  • Floss once a day
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, or sooner if bristles show wear or you have been sick
  • Eat healthy foods and limit sugary and acidic snacks and drinks
  • Drink fluoridated water
  • Avoid tobacco use
  • Visit a dentist for a dental check-up 2 times a year

MORE HEALTH in the Classroom

MORE HEALTH has been providing Dental health lessons to many students throughout the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. In fact, it was one of the very first lessons we taught to students in Hillsborough County. At the conclusion of this school year alone, we will teach in over 200 Tampa Bay schools providing education and toothbrushes to over 18,000 students. From MORE HEALTH’S start, our Dental education lessons have consistently been a favorite of teachers and students in the Tampa Bay area. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we plan to continue offering these much needed and desired lessons for many years to come.

Thank You to our Partners!

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital