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Happy Labor Day from Your Dentist Columbia Dr. Gregory Wych!

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Do you think of a camping weekend, a road trip or just the opportunity to sleep in on a Monday? Labor Day presents us with a 3-day weekend to celebrate the contributions of the working Americans who keep our economy fueled.

dental clinic columbiaThe first Labor Day parade occurred Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. The workers’ unions chose the first Monday in September because it was halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving. The idea spread across the country, and some states designated Labor Day as a holiday before the federal holiday was created.

But when some people think of Labor Day, the first thing that comes to mind is the old saying “don’t wear white after Labor Day”. It is said the fashion rule developed from winter weather ruining white garments and therefore making the owner replace costly clothes.

While wearing white may be a huge no-no in the fashion world, we say bring on the white… teeth that is. Having a sparkling smile will not only increase your confidence, it will make you more noticeable to people all around you. In fact, 99.7% of people say an attractive smile is an important personal asset!

A sparkling smile is the only feature that is noticeable from long distances, giving you the opportunity to make an impression on someone from as far away as 300 feet.

Smiles are by far the most recognized feature of the face and who knows; maybe your smile is the one thing that someone looks forward to seeing every day!

 

Keep your teeth in smile shape by following our top 5 smile commandments:

dental clinic columbia1) Brush 2 times a day for at least 2 minutes at a time.

2) Floss 1 time a day, making sure you get in between all your teeth.

3) Avoid drinking red wine, carrot juice and other dark colored foods & drinks. (Or if you do, be sure to brush your teeth immediately after consuming them.)

4) Avoid daily carbonated beverages – they eat away at enamel

5) DON’T SMOKE!!

You might pack away your summer whites soon, but following these tips will give you a bright smile well beyond Labor Day!

We want to wish you all a very Happy Labor Day and hope that you and your family are enjoying all that the season has to offer!