As Canadians prepare to celebrate Labour Day on September 4, the long, warm summer days are ending, and the first cold of fall is in the air. This day honours the toil and commitment of employees across our beautiful nation and is more than just a holiday or a seasonal bookend. The Kitchener Dentist Frederick Dental highly appreciates our countrymen’s dedication and labour. Of course, it’s crucial to consider the significance of Labour Day and how it relates to dental health.
Origins of Labour Day in Canada
Let’s review the history of Labour Day before moving on to the dental portion of our conversation. Canada was one of the first nations to designate a day to honour employees. The country’s first Labour Day celebration took place in December 1872 during a parade in favour of the Toronto Typographical Union’s quest for a 58-hour workweek. Canada’s official declaration of this day as a holiday for employees on July 23, 1873, exemplifies the country’s progressive position on workers’ rights.
Work Ethics and Dental Health: A Connection
There is a link between persistence and good dental health, even if it might not be apparent at first. Canadians value effort but also understand the value of maintaining good oral hygiene and overall health. Here is how they connect:
Stress and Oral Health: Both ongoing stress and strenuous physical activity may have an effect on our oral health. Bruxism, which can result in sensitive teeth, worn-down or chipped teeth, and enamel erosion, can be directly caused by stress.
Snacks at Work and Dental Health: Treat or snack cabinets are frequently found in offices. However, frequent snacking can raise your risk of developing cavities, particularly if you frequently consume sugary or acidic meals and beverages.
Regimen & Oral Care: Maintaining a consistent oral care regimen may be difficult for people who work erratic shifts or hours. You must brush and floss your teeth twice a day, regardless of your work schedule.
Tips for Preserving a Healthy Smile at Work
Watch What You Eat: While working, choose snacks that won’t damage your teeth. I can think of yogurt, cheese, almonds, and/or fresh fruit. If you do, remember to swish water around in your mouth after eating sweets.
Keep Hydrated: Drinking water throughout the day helps flush out bacteria and food particles and keeps you hydrated.
Regular Cleanings and Examinations of the Teeth: Be sure to plan regular teeth cleanings and examinations. Even if you follow the best oral hygiene regimen, scheduling regular professional cleanings and exams is essential.
Let’s take a moment to think about and take care of our dental health as we honour the enormous contributions made by Canadian workers on this Labour Day. Being your go-to dentist in the city is an honour for us at Kitchener Dentist Frederick Dental, and we’re always available to help you with your dental needs.
We hope everyone has a beautiful and relaxing Labour Day weekend!
Note that our dental office will be closed on Monday, September 4th and will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th.