National Brush Day

Although the name of this holiday sounds a bit cryptic when you first hear it, things become a whole lot clearer when you realize that this day is designed to remind us all to brush our teeth. National Brush Day isn’t a day dedicated to the hairbrush or a clothesbrush but is instead dedicated to brushing your teeth. It’s a holiday that’s been celebrated since 2013 and one on which people can make sure that they take their time to bring their oral hygiene up to acceptable standards

The History Of National Brush Day

National Brush Day is a holiday that was created by The Partnership for Healthy Mouths in 2013. This coalition of the leading oral health organizations founded this holiday as part of their Kids’ Healthy Mouths PSA campaign. Since that time, however, this holiday has continued to live on and has been celebrated every year since. 

Facts About Oral Hygiene, Brushing Your Teeth & Teeth

Have you always been interested in dental trivia? If you have, then you’ve stumbled into the right section of this holiday. We’re going to cover some of the things that we learned about while we were researching teeth and oral hygiene. We’ll put them below so you can read them. 

  • Men only smile 8 times a day, while women smile 62 times a day on average. 
  • The average person will spend 38 days out of their life brushing their teeth.
  • If you don’t floss, then you’re miss out on cleaning over a third of each tooth’s surface.
  • The human mouth contains more bacteria than there is the number of people on Earth.
  • Heart disease and diabetes have connections to your oral health.
  • Approximately 70-73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss their teeth.
  • Tastebuds take about 2-weeks to regenerate and only have a lifespan of about 10-days.
  • Only a third of a tooth is above the gumline. The other two-thirds are below the gumline.
  • Flossing can extend the average person’s lifespan by up to 6-years.
  • The hardest surface on your entire body is the enamel on your teeth.
  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease. It’s only exceeded by the common cold. 
  • Every single person in the world has a unique tongue print—much like their fingerprint. 

Observing National Brush Day

National Brush Day is a holiday best celebrated by making sure that you, or your children, maintain the proper oral health hygiene routine. To ensure that you are, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist on your day or you can go over the basics of teeth brushing with your child. While you’re celebrating this holiday, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalBrushDay to spread the word to other people about the importance of brushing your teeth. 

When is it?
This year (2023)
November 1 Wednesday
Next year (2024)
November 1 Friday
Last year (2022)
November 1 Tuesday
Health & Body