23 Apr HAB Dental Celebrates National Picnic Day!
Doctors recommend getting outside for a healthy dose of sunshine, which provides vitamin D, every day. Top dentists in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and other cities in the world echo that advice because sunshine and vitamin D are essential for healthy teeth and overall well-being.
You don’t need to spend all day in the sun, experts say you should try to get out for 10 to 30 minutes at least a few times a week. And don’t slather on the sunscreen before you do, it might interfere with your body’s ability to absorb vitamin D.
April weather is perfect for getting out. And, since April 23 is National Picnic Day, the Boca Raton dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian and the team at HAB Dental’s Boynton Beach and Boca Raton offices suggest getting some of your needed sunshine while enjoying a picnic.
The History of Picnics
According to Calendarr.com, the word picnic comes from the French “pique-nique”, an expression that dates back to 1692. It was used to describe a group of people who brought their own wine to dinner at a restaurant. Over time, it was used to refer to any meal where everyone brings something to eat or drink.
The French Revolution changed the rules; common people were allowed to come to royal parks. They gathered in groups and ate together on the green lawns. The term picnicking began to describe a meal that was eaten outdoors on a blanket, Callendarr.com says.
With the number of Covid-19 cases on the rise again in many parts of the country, getting together with friends or family for a picnic outside in the fresh air where social distancing is easy is an especially good idea.
Here in South Florida, we need to be aware of the heat. The FDA gives a lot of advice on keeping and preparing your food for a picnic in a safe way, if you have questions.
Being outside is fun and healthy. Dr. Rosemary, a Boynton Beach dentist who has built up a loyal following – and who now has a dental office in Boca Raton, too, will tell you that getting vitamin D is a great way to help keep gum disease at bay. Visiting HAB Dental regularly is another! Call us if you would like to schedule an appointment.