St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated every year on March 17th, commemorates Saint Patrick as well as the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick is the most popular, well known patron saint of Ireland and in the entire world. The celebration of this Saint is actually a public holiday in Ireland and Newfoundland and widely celebrated in other countries, such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Although this day started as a religious celebration, it has morphed into a cultural holiday where many celebrate by wearing green and eating and drinking green fare.

Most don’t know that the original color associated with St. Patrick’s Day was blue. Over the years this changed to green as Saint Patrick was said to have used the green, three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish in his attempts to teach Christianity. Currently, the wearing and displaying of shamrocks has become a central feature of St. Patrick’s Day.

The ever-popular “Kiss Me I’m Irish” slogan has become a common catch phrase among Americans celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Dr. Rodriguez hopes your smile is beautifully bright and your breath is noticeable fresh for this holiday. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, what techniques do you use to keep your mouth fresh and clean? Comment here to let us know or on our Facebook page at: