While the origin of this February 9th holiday is unknown, it’s definitely a holiday we support. Toothaches are painful, and they’re not something we ever want you to experience. That’s why Anchorage dentist, Dr. Richard Crosby, wants all of his patients to see National Toothache Day as an important reminder to maintain your checkups.
We know it may seem odd to dedicate a holiday to toothaches. However, we like to see this as a day to celebrate good dental hygiene. Good dental hygiene, and a toothache free mouth, is easily attainable with a thorough, at home routine as well as regular professional cleanings from our Anchorage dental office. In fact, practicing good oral hygiene is the best preventative measure you can take to protect yourself against a toothache.
Good Oral Hygiene Practices Include:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice a day.
- Flossing to remove plaque and particles your toothbrush alone can’t reach.
- Avoiding tobacco products.
- Being mindful of what you eat – easy on the sugary and acidic foods!
If you’re suffering a toothache in Anchorage, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Richard Crosby. We’ll get you in for a visit and take a look at what’s going on in your mouth. Once we determine the cause of the pain, we’ll work with you to fix it and get you smiling again.