March 6th is National Dentist’s Day!

March 6th is National Dentist’s Day!

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You may not a big fan of the dentist, but there is no denying that without them, our addiction to sugars would have destroyed our whitey pearls a long time ago. But after reading this essay, the date March 6th is National Dentist’s Day will stay forever in your memory, and hopefully, you’ll call today to make an appointment with our Chapel Hill Dental office.

Whether you love to visit them on a monthly basis or not, one thing you cannot do overlook is that dentists are one of the essential professionals in the health industry. Seriously, what would we do without our teeth?

As much as the experience of sitting in that chair is a horrendous one for some people. It is no surprise that there is an entire day dedicated to them, the unsung heroes and protectors of our teeth.

If like me, you embark on the quest of finding the origins of Dentist’s Day, you’ll fail like me, there isn’t a clear idea as to why the day came to be, but that really doesn’t matter, what does matter, what it is very clear is the reason why Dentists deserve to have an entire day dedicated to them.

Dentistry has been around for longer than you may think, I was shocked to find out that there is clear evidence of dentistry dating as far back as 14100 years, and dentists have been helping out mankind is their tooth related issues at least as far back as 7000 BC.

Obviously, throughout history dentist haven’t had the tools they now have at their disposal, they have had to make do with whatever they had in hand, as an orthodox as it may seem according to today’s standards, for example using beeswax and even flint tools to picked off tooth decay, and if you want an even more bizarre story, there was a time in which dental cavities were thought to be the results of having a tooth worm, as it was mentioned in Homer’s Iliad.

I can guarantee you that one of the reasons why you hate going to the dentist in the first place is because you think it may hurt, then, what do you think our ancestors felt when their tooth had to be pulled out of their mouth without any kind of anesthetic, now, that is painful, surely, you won’t complain ever again.  

Surely, after all of this, you’ll never that March 6th is National Dentist’s Day, and you won’t hesitate to Call us today to make an appointment with our Chapel Hill Dental office.