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  • Writer's pictureDr. Nahid Afshari

Celebrating International Self-Care Day

Updated: Jul 12, 2019

July is full of fun with picnics, BBQ’s and fireworks for celebrating the 4th. But did you know there are lots of other fun things to celebrate in July? Here are just a few of them:

  • July 6 International Kissing Day

  • July 11 Cheer Up the Lonely Day

  • July 18 Get to Know Your Customers Day

  • July 22 Global Hug Your Kid Day

  • July 23 Gorgeous Grandma Day

  • July 24 International Self Care Day

  • July 26 System Administrator Appreciation Day

  • July 30 International Day of Friendship

Here at Fair Oaks Quality Dental we’d like to bring special attention to International Self Care Day. International Self-Care Day was started by the International Self-Care Foundation in 2011. It is always observed on July 24th or 24/7 as a reminder that the benefits of self-care are life-long, experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The objective of International Self-Care Day is to celebrate the importance of self-care and to encourage the general public to practice responsible self-care.

Your oral hygiene care is a vital part of your self-care. So here are some reminders of how to maintain good self-care for your teeth:


It is best to floss before you brush your teeth. Flossing dislodges food wedged between your teeth. But also regular flossing may also reduce gum disease and bad breath by removing plaque that forms along the gum line.

Brush at least twice a day.

Brush at least in the morning and before bedtime. Take your time and brush for two minutes.

Use a good tooth brush.

You want to use a soft-bristle tooth brush. But as toothbrushes wear and the bristles can become frayed and worn and therefore may lose their effectiveness. We recommend changing your toothbrush out every three months.

When You Should See a Dentist

We recommend you get professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. Many dental insurance policies will cover two cleanings per year, but few people take full advantage of their benefits. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms schedule to see your dentist as soon as possible.

  • Red, tender or swollen gums

  • Gums that bleed when you brush or floss

  • Gums that begin pulling away from your teeth

  • Loose permanent teeth

  • Unusual sensitivity to hot and cold

  • Persistent bad breath or an unusual taste in your mouth

  • Painful chewing

If you need to schedule your regular professional teeth cleaning or have any of the symptoms above, please contact us and we'll get you scheduled.


Dr. Nahid Afshari

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