It’s here! The holiday you’ve all been waiting for:
National Dentist Day!
So what’s the big deal about dentists? Last year’s post about National Dentist Day can answer that question for you as well as give you some ideas on how to celebrate. If you have kids, this is also a good time to talk with them about dental health. We think dentists are great, and this is a perfect opportunity to go ahead and make an appointment for a dental checkup and cleaning (with a dental discount plan, of course). If you’re a dentist, we really appreciate your dedication to your patients!
But really, I can think of many more exciting holidays. Creating awareness is important, and we’d love for you to thank your dentist for his/her contribution to oral health! But let’s talk about something a little more interesting.
What else happened on March 6? (Special thanks to Wikipedia and Butler Webs for these fun facts.)
- Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor, was born on this day in 1475.
- The first dental school, the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, opened on this day in 1840.
- Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society on this day in 1869.
- Louisa May Alcott, American novelist, died on this day in 1888.
- Shaquille O’Neal, American basketball player, was born on this day in 1972.
- Today is Alamo Day, commemorating the pivotal Battle of the Alamo. If you’re not from Texas, does the name Davy Crockett ring a bell?
Today is also National Frozen Food Day. (If frozen food isn’t your thing, tomorrow is National Crown Roast of Pork Day.)
Make the Most of March
Additionally, we’re in the throes of National Peanut Month, Deaf History Month, Furniture Refinishing Month, Mirth Month, Rosacea Awareness Month and Noodle Month. It’s also American Summer Camp Week and Pet Sitters Week.
So after you thank your dentist and floss your teeth, you still have plenty of things to celebrate.
Noodles, for instance.
If you had to pick one of these holidays, which would you celebrate?