National Dental Care Month - May


During the month of May, National Dental Care Month takes time to remind us of the importance of caring for our pearly whites. Thaddeus P.Hyatt promoted preventative dental care in the early 1900s.

Today, oral hygiene is learned at an early age. Brush twice a day, floss, keep the sugary snacks to a minimum and see your dentist twice a year. That’s what we learn. Beyond childhood, it seems, we forget all we have learned.

A healthy smile requires continued healthy habits. Maintaining those habits reduce not only the risks of cavities and infection but the costs associated with long-term dental repairs. If it’s been awhile since your last visit, understand that dentists today appreciate your fears. They will do everything they can to alleviate your anxiety and get your smile back on track

National Dental Care Month brings awareness just in time for a summer full of family reunions, weddings, and vacations – all times when we love to take pictures and smile! So, brush up on your dental care and check up with your dentist.


Review your dental care habits. Remember, dentistry isn’t expensive, neglect is. Check in with your dentist to ensure you are maintaining a healthy smile. Make the recommended adjustments to your routine or keep up with the healthy ones you already have! Use #NationalDentalCareMonth to share on social media.


Dr. Tim Stirneman and Jim Wojdyla from Compassionate Dentalcare founded National Dental Care Month to encourage healthy dental hygiene and improve awareness concerning preventative dental care. Stopping cavities before they begin prevents a lot of pain and expense in the future. 

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Dental Care Month to be observed annually beginning in 2018. 

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