Did you know that there’s a Root Canal Appreciation Day? Now you do! This exciting day takes place on the second Wednesday of May every year, but it really should be celebrated every single day. Here are some fun facts about root canals, plus how you can participate on this day!
In 2004, Dr. Chris Kammer created and performed a clever rap song called, “Get Out the Brush,” to inspire people to brush their teeth and take control of their health. Next year, in 2005, Root Canal Appreciation Day was started by him as part of his unique ways to advocate for the prevention of oral disease. The rest is history.
Now, Root Canal Appreciation Day is observed on the second Wednesday every May.
It’s true that root canals have a past that have made people fear this life-changing procedure, even with all of the advancements made in medicine. If you’re still clinging to fear, it’s time to ditch the myths and realize that root canals are actually incredibly fast, easy, and even painless!
Here’s a shocking statistic for you – up to 25 million root canal procedures are performed each year, according to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), with an average of 41,000 performed each day!
This goes to show how accessible and safe root canals are and why Root Canal Appreciation Day is so important.
Whether you need a root canal or not, observing this special day is actually incredibly easy.
First, create awareness of this holiday and spread the news to encourage oral hygiene. Second, brush your teeth at least twice a day. Third, support your dentist and book a visit with them to make sure that your mouth is doing well. Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms of tooth decay, early detection is key.
People First Dentistry invites you to observe this day with us and ensure that your dental health is at its peak! Request an appointment with us today by calling 786-310-3540 to learn more about how we can help you!