Fresh Breath, Gossip, Beer, and Root Beer Floats

August 6, 2021 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

According to the National Day Calendar, there are more than 1500 national holidays every year – meaning that there is at least one holiday for every day in the calendar year. All you have to do is choose which holiday(s) you want to celebrate. With that said, today’s holidays are listed below — so let the festivities begin. 

Good morning halitosis sufferers. Today is Friday, August 6, 2021. Today is the 218th day of the year, and 147 days remain.

National Fresh Breath Day 

National Fresh Breath Day is celebrated annually on August 6th. You don’t need to be an oral hygienist to conclude that this holiday is an educational awareness day designed to bring attention to the importance of fresh breath as an integral part of your overall health and wellness. The goal of this holiday is to make people conscious of their breath and teach them how to achieve and maintain fresh breath through proper oral hygiene.
Aside from brushing after each meal, there are a number of other steps you can take to maintain fresh breath.

  1. Replace your toothbrush at least every three months. The purpose of a toothbrush is to remove any trapped food particles in your teeth to prevent tooth decay and to stimulate your gums to prevent gum disease. Also, despite your best efforts, bacteria can accumulate on the bristles of your toothbrush. A worn out toothbrush renders it ineffective for its intended purpose.
  2. Floss. Flossing is often the first step to oral hygiene we abandon after our annual trip to the dentist. The old adage; “out of sight, out of mind” pertains to many things, including your dental floss. Don’t keep your floss in a cabinet or drawer, keep it on the counter where you are reminded every time you enter the bathroom that you should floss after each brushing.
  3. Try a tongue scraper: There are many versions of scrapers on the market, and they’re super cheap. Find one you like and use it once a night. Even after what you think is a thorough home cleaning, you’ll be amazed how much debris a tongue scraper removes from your tongue. Less debris and bacteria means fresher breath.
  4. Stay hydrated: Drinking water throughout the day promotes saliva production and is your mouth’s natural defense against the germs that cause bad breath. If you ignored each of our other tips, just drinking water would at least help a bit, not to mention the multitude of other great things being well-hydrated does for your body.
  5. Cover it up in a pinch: If your mom ever tried to get you to eat the parsley on your plate when dining out, maybe she was actually trying to tell you your breath needed some freshening! Parsley appears to have antibacterial and antifungal properties which can help keep your mouth clean. Yogurt and celery also work in a similar fashion, and sugar-free gum or breath mints with Xylitol can also help to promote salivation without adding sugar into the mix.

Oral health is a good indicator of your overall health, so celebrate National Fresh Breath Day by evaluating your oral hygiene regimen and making the necessary changes to ensure your mouth and gums are healthy.

Gossip Day 

Pssst! Have you heard the latest scuttlebutt? Gossip Day is celebrated annually on August 6th. You needn’t be a gossip columnist to deduce that this holiday recognizes gossip – an age-old means of spreading rumors about the private lives of others. I heard through the grapevine that the actual origins of this holiday have only been passed on through word of mouth, so the creator of this holiday is unknown.
Let’s face it, we all gossip occasionally – some more than others – and some people even make a living through gossip. Rumor has it that Gossip Day was created to honor Louella Parsons, born on this date in 1881 – the premier “gossip columnist” of our age.
So, today especially, celebrate Gossip Day by keeping your shades drawn, and your lips sealed – and beware of blabbermouths, rumor mongers, tattletales, and nosy neighbors who might relish in sharing your private life with others.

International Beer Day 

International Beer Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in August. You don’t need to be a brew master to ascertain that this holiday is another one of a vast number of holidays each year that celebrate adult beverages. International Beer Day was created in 2007. The stated purpose of this holiday is to gather with friends and enjoy beer, to celebrate the men and women who brew and serve beer, and to unite the world by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures.
Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages produced by humans. Since almost any cereal grain containing certain sugars can undergo spontaneous fermentation due to wild yeasts in the air, it is believed by experts that beer-like drinks were independently developed at different times all over the world. Evidence of a beer-like drink was found in what is now Iran that dates back 7,000 years to the 5th millennium BC. Another beer-like beverage was recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia about 6,000 years ago. In China, residue on pottery dating from around 5,000 years ago shows beer was brewed using barley and other grains.
By the 7th century AD beer was being produced commercially and sold by European monasteries. Today, the brewing industry is a global business, with a plethora of dominant multinational brewing companies, as well as many thousands more smaller, independent beer producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries. More than 35 billion gallons of beer are sold each year – generating more than $300 billion in global sales annually.
To celebrate International Beer Day, simply enjoy a brew or two – and don’t be afraid to experiment with an imported beer.
Authors Note:
Always drink responsibly.

National Root Beer Float Day 

National Root Beer Float Day is celebrated annually on August 6th. As you might expect, this holiday celebrates that classic summertime treat – the plain ole Root Beer Float. Between the creamy vanilla ice cream and the frothy root beer foam, how can anyone resist this refreshing summertime treat?
At the end of the 19th century, a man named Frank Wisner invented the first root beer float. The proper way to make one of these delicious beverages is to “float” a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass of root beer – notice that I said add the ice cream to the root beer, not vice versa. If you reverse the process and add the root beer to the ice cream you’ll just end up with a big foamy mess that throws the root beer to ice cream ratio completely out of proportion.
Toc celebrate National Root Beer Float Day, simply enjoy a root beer float on this hot August afternoon – or any other time today.

Listed below are some other holidays celebrated on this date that deserve mention. 

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