Attending AAE19? Don’t forget to pick up your Save Your Tooth Month poster in the Member Center!
A new survey we conducted that was dedicated towards figuring out what Americans believe is worth saving tells us that millennials care about saving their natural teeth just as much — if not more — than any other aspect of their body.
Here are some other recently acquired stats “worth sharing”:
- The top reasons people value saving their natural teeth are because “it’s healthier” and “it gives you a better appearance.”
- 61 percent of women feel strongly that saving their natural teeth helps them feel better about themselves compared to 51 percent of men.
- Twenty-four percent of millennials ranked teeth as the No. 1 thing they would save or maintain about their body compared to baby boomers’ preference for saving their eyesight (37 percent).
- More than 95 percent of people say it’s important to save your natural teeth.
Official Save Your Tooth Month resources include:
Save Your Tooth Month Logos and Posters
Promotional Activities in Your Community
Tips for Working With Local News Media
Dental Professional Outreach Activities
Suggested AAE Affiliate Activities
Customizable Templates for Endodontists
Additional resources are also available year-round, free-of-charge, on the AAE website at aae.org/practicepromotion.
In another recent survey of the public, 48 percent of respondents would make an appointment to see their dentist if they experienced tooth pain. Roughly half of respondents said if they were to feel tooth pain, they would only wait between two and six days to seek treatment. Another 23 percent said they would seek treatment that same day. Clearly, most people wish to resolve tooth pain very quickly, and that’s exactly what endodontists are trained to do.
Therefore, the AAE is encouraging you to encourage the public to celebrate Save Your Tooth Month. Ask your patients to visit aae.org/sytm to learn more about how to get involved and spread the word. Have they had root canal treatment? They are encouraged to share their root canal success stories to help the AAE spread the word about endodontists and the value of saving natural teeth.
Last but not least, don’t forget to purchase official Save Your Tooth Month gear at aae.logosoftwear.com!
For more information about the AAE and Save Your Tooth Month, follow the AAE on Twitter and Instagram at @savingyourteeth, and find us on Facebook as well.