National Flossing Day is celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, it will be celebrated on November 24. Flossing Day is celebrated to remind us of how important it is to take care of our teeth, and this day is meant to increase awareness about oral health. According to the American Dental Association, flossing should be done at least once a day either before or after brushing to attain the best results for oral health, and also the American Dental Association says that both brushing and flossing are equally essential to dental hygiene.
“There is only one goal. That’s to keep working and keep flossing.” – Red Buttons
History of National Flossing Day
National Flossing Day was created in 2000 by the National Flossing Council, and it reminds people about the importance of looking after their teeth. Since the late 1890s, dental floss has been available, and Flossing is essential to prevent cavities and gum disease. In the year 1898, Johnson and Johnson developed the 1st patented dental floss, and during that time, toothbrushes were quite expensive. Initially, dental floss was made with thin silk threads, but by the end of WWII, nylon had become familiar, and surprisingly, it took about 102 years to come up with such a day as Flossing Day. Flossing should be done every day to remove plaque from the areas between your teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. As Plaque will turn into tartar or calculus, it is vital to floss daily.
Other Celebrations on November 24
November 24 is also celebrated as
- Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
- National Maize Day
- Buy Nothing Day
- International Systems Engineer Day
How to Celebrate National Flossing Day
Take this day as an opportunity to develop a healthy habit of flossing daily. Celebrating Flossing Day is very simple: just wake up in the morning and floss your teeth. If you don’t have dental floss at home, then celebrate Flossing Day by going out and buying some dental floss. Also, post pictures of you while flossing your teeth and share your thoughts on social media about National Flossing day by using the hashtag #FlossingDay.
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