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  • All I Want for Christmas Are 32 Healthy Teeth: Survey Shows Oral Health Adorns Some Holiday Wish Lists

    Published on December 12, 2020

    According to a recent survey fielded by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), an organization which represents highly specialized dentists known as endodontists who save patients’ natural teeth and treat dental emergencies, 68% of American adults said they would consider giving a toothbrush to someone they know this holiday season.

    The survey of 1,000 U.S. adults also found that:

    • 40% reported they have damaged a tooth, filling or crown while eating a holiday treat.
    • Nearly 1 in 4 (24%) American adults don’t intend on eating as many sweets or desserts this holiday season.
    • Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) say they would consider giving an oral irrigation tool, such as a Waterpik, as a gift to someone they know this holiday season.

    Experts from the AAE are available to talk about how to keep your teeth healthy during the treat-filled holidays, as well as the importance of keeping up with preventive care in these times. They’ll also offer advice on what to do if you have tooth pain.

    Alan Gluskin, D.D.S. Dr. Alan Gluskin, D.D.S., is the President of the American Association of Endodontists, and is professor and vice chair of the Department of Endodontics at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, in San Francisco.

    Mark B. Desrosiers, D.M.D. Dr. Desrosiers is a Board-certified endodontist and serves as a clinical assistant professor in the department of endodontics at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He is chair of the AAE’s Public and Professional Relations Committee, which is integral to the Association’s important Worth Saving public campaign.

    Avina K. Paranjpe, BDS, M.S., MSD, Ph.D. Dr. Avina Paranjpe is associate professor, Endodontics, at University of Washington School of Dentistry. Dr. Paranjpe says there is definitely an increase in cracked tooth cases she is seeing in the graduate endodontic clinic and in private practice.