National Fresh Breath Day
About National Fresh Breath Day
When is National Fresh Breath Day? This holiday is always celebrated on August 6
Today is like a day of fresh air, as it is National Fresh Breath Day. No halitosis (bad breath) is acceptable on this August 6 holiday. Rather, the objective of this day is for all of us to have minty fresh breath. It doesn’t take a lot to maintain healthy oral hygiene. And, when you’re on the go or in a rush, a supply of breath mints in your pocket or purse can clear the air around you.
Both Men and Women have worried about bad breath for eons of time. The use of mouth-freshening herbs dates back to around 2,700 B.C. Whether on the dating scene, interviewing for a job, working closely with others, or for countless other reasons, most of us care about how our breath smells……. or doesn’t smell. If you don’t care about your breath, we can assure you that the people around you do. And so, we turn to a variety of methods to freshen our breath and keep it fresh all day and night long.
Did You Know? 50% of the bacteria in your mouth promotes bad breath.
Other Names: This day is sometimes called Halitosis Day. That’s odd, as Halitosis is the technical term for bad breath, which is the opposite of fresh breath.
How to Avoid Bad Breath
Here are some of the keys ways to avoid Halitosis:
Have routine dental exams by your dentist.
Have dental cleanings by a dental hygienist every six months.
Brush your teeth after every meal.
Floss your teeth at least once a day.
Use mouthwash regularly.
Do not chew gums that contain sugar. The sugar can cause bad breath.
Use breath mints regularly. Always have them on hand.
Did You Know? You should lightly brush your tongue, too.
How to Celebrate and Participate in National Fresh Breath Day
Here are some ideas on how to participate in National Fresh Breath Day:
- Maintain good oral hygiene.
- Always have a supply of breath mints on your person.
- Planning a romantic event? Check your breath just before you go to meet that special someone.
- Always freshen your breath before business meetings or close contact.
“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” – – St. Francis of Assisi
History and Origin of National Fresh Breath Day
Our research did not uncover the creator of this day, or when it was created. Perhaps it was someone in the dental hygiene field. Or, maybe it was someone fresh off of a hot date, that ended too soon due to a bad case of Halitosis.
Our research studies in the early 2000s and the early 2020s did not find any documentation confirming this to be a “National” day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.
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