Check out this article on National Children’s Dental Health Month written by our own Dr. Shelley Shearer
Five Facts About Valentine’s Day You May Not Know
1. Americans love sugar.
According to the National Confectioners Association, over eight billion candy hearts are made each year. We don’t mind our patients eating some sugar. Just don’t forget to floss and brush after consuming your sweet gifts.
2. Forget the Flowers and Chocolates.
Experiential gifts are on the rise. Maybe it’s a millennial thing, but in 2017, 40% of consumers told the National Retail Federation they wanted an "experience gift" for Valentine’s Day such as tickets to a concert or a trip to an outdoor activity instead of the traditional chocolates and flowers.
3. "Wearing your heart on your sleeve" is more than just a phrase.
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear the name pinned to their sleeve for one week so that everyone would know their supposed true feelings.
4. The chocolate box has been around for more than 140 years.
The first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868. Yes, the same ones who developed the Cadbury bunny.
5. It's the second most popular holiday for greetings cards.
According to the Greeting Card Association, 190 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular greeting card–giving reason. Number one? Christmas.
Is it time for your children’s check up? Call Shearer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month at 859-647-7068