WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28: DENTAL HYGIENE
Profile America — Sunday, October 28th. The focus this month is definitely on taking care of your teeth. For one thing, October is Dental Hygiene Month — stressing preventative oral health care, from using dental floss to proper brushing techniques. And earlier this month in San Francisco, some 50,000 dentists gathered for the 153rd annual session of the American Dental Association. They took continuing education courses and viewed leading-edge dental technology and products. Helping us care for our teeth are 175,000 dentists and 141,000 dental hygienists, working in more than 99,000 offices across the country. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 482, 511
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 615, 160
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau