June 4th is Cavity-Prevention Day or Tooth Decay Prevention Day, the start of Dental Hygiene Week in Japan. For explanations, please click here and also here.
I went to the dentist’s on June 4th to get my teeth cleaned. My dental hygienist told me that it was Cavity-Prevention Day, so I was lucky. Without knowing it, I’d made an appointment for a cleaning on the same day, June 4th! Luckily, I didn’t have any cavities! I love sweets so I should count myself lucky not to have gotten any cavities so far in my life! So far, so good! (^.^)
Later in the day, I had a language exchange session with a student of mine. She explained why June 4th is called Cavity-Prevention Day, in Japanese MUSHIBA YOBOU NO HI or MUSHIBA YOBOU DAY. The latter, “MUSHIBA YOBOU DAY“, seems to be more popular. I found this name funny because it’s part Japanese and part English, but an accepted name in Japanese! Amazing! (^.^) I think Dental Hygiene Week is a great idea and a great chance to teach people public proper dental hygiene so that they can keep their teeth strong and healthy.
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi
Al Bartle says
You reminded me that I too had a visit to a local dental clinic two months ago and was honored to have my teeth cleaned by my student! She is such an nice person and there are not many new students who, on the first day in class, ask you to open you mouth so they can check your teeth. But after she assured me that she was a professional dental hygienist, I complied. It turned out that she was one of the very best dental hygienists I have ever met. On top of that she is very pretty…. I have never had so much fun going to the dentist before. Oh, I have to remember my appointment is coming up next month! Take care.
Hahaha. That’s great! Enjoy your next appointment!