As summer comes to a close, we thought it’d be a good idea to go over some Labor Day information, while also letting you know a few ways that you can boost your oral health habits. That way you can go into the fall and winter months with a proper brushing, flossing, and dietary routine that will ensure your teeth and gums stay in it for the long haul.
More on Labor Day
In the US, Labor Day is celebrated annually. Every first Monday in September is reserved for this commemoration of the labor movement in America dedicated to economic and social achievements of United States employees. The very first Labor Day Parade was held in New York (Union Square, 1882).
Quick Labor Day Facts
- The first celebrated US Labor Day was on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City. It was planned by the Central Labor Union (CLU). 10,000 workers marched, starting from City Hall, ending up at 42nd Street. People met with their families in Wendel’s Elm Park for picnics, a concert, and inspirational speeches.
- Canada is said to have originated the idea of a holiday in honor of the labor movement. Back in 1872, they held what they called a “Nine-Hour Movement” which was designed to show support for workers who were on strike.
- One hot button issue surrounding Labor Day is the disagreement about who actually proposed it as a national holiday. Some believe it was Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor. Others hold that the true originator was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.
- Oregon was the first state that celebrated Labor Day (back in 1887).
Labor Day Dental Care Tips
We know that Labor Day is mostly reserved for enjoying the outdoors, maybe going out into the wilderness. What does that mean? Well, usually it means that you might be camping or spending long periods of time away from civilization. That might mean that your personal care habits become somewhat deterred.
Pack Useful Dental Care Tools
It’s difficult to get a shower in, and you have to brush your teeth on the fly. Try to bring an actual soft bristle toothbrush that you can keep as your designated camping brush. Bring some of those disposable brushes that you can purchase by the bag, too. They come in handy when used in conjunction with floss.
Brush After Meals and Snacking
Usually these sorts of celebratory events give way to eating and drinking gregariously. Whether it’s bagged wine loaded with sugar or beer loaded with acidity, this causes demineralization, which wears down your tooth enamel. Even eating healthy foods like berries can leave your teeth bombarded with sugar and harmful acids. Keep to a meal schedule and snack sparingly. At the very least make sure that you brush two times a day while you’re camping at the very least.
Schedule Your Appointment with Bedford Dental Group
Maybe after the celebration it would be a good time to come in for a checkup. Call today to see about our Labor Day Specials. We’ll take a look to make sure that you didn’t do too much of a disservice to your smile over the holiday weekend, maybe schedule a cleaning and polishing to get you ready for the fall and winter festivities.