National Flossing Day is celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will be celebrated on November 29. 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 is created in the year 2000 by the National Flossing Council and it reminds the people about the importance of looking after their teeth. Since the late 1890s, dental floss is 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 29
November 29 is also celebrated as
- National Maize Day
- International Systems Engineer Day
- Buy Nothing Day
- National Square Dance Day
- Electronic Greeting Card Day
- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
How to Celebrate National Flossing Day
Take National Flossing 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 the National Flossing day by using the hashtag #FlossingDay.