It’s officially March and for many people in Bryan, TX dreams of springtime will soon be forming in their minds. However, there is one other thing that March brings with it every year that always gets dental implant provider Dr. Chuck Majors and the rest of his staff here at MajorSmiles.com a little giddy – St. Patrick’s Day.
Now, you might be wondering why a dentist’s office is even remotely interested in a holiday almost exclusively dedicated to the Irish, drinking beer, and the color green. However, the answer to that question always surprises people when they ask. Our excitement is actually due to the beer.
Yep, you read that right. One of the main reason this office loves St. Patrick’s is because, believe it or not, one of the main ingredients in beer – hops – actually has antimicrobial properties. That means drinking a beer this St. Patrick’s day can give you more than one reason to smile because the occasional drink of beer can actually help cripple the production of bacteria in your mouth for a short period of time. Of course, the this is meant to be done in moderation, as too much alcohol of any kind can have detrimental effects on not only your oral health but your overall health as well.
We’re willing to bet you didn’t know that the most famous drink consumed on St. Patrick’s day could have a positive effect on your teeth. It really puts you in the Irish spirit doesn’t it. this got us thinking about what other fun facts centered around holiday we could find. Bearing that in mind we took to the internet and found some pretty cool stuff to bring back here and share with you.
Let’s take a closer look at some fun St. Patrick’s day facts.
St. Patrick Wasn’t Actually from Ireland
Contrary to popular belief, the patron saint of the Irish was not actually from Ireland. Patrick was actually born in Britain which, at the time of his birth, was a part of the Roman Empire. At the young age of sixteen, Patrick was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken to the emerald isle where he was then held in captivity for 6 years. During his time in captivity, Patrick converted to Christianity. Once released, he spent the rest of his life in Ireland working as a Christian missionary.
It’s St. Paddy NOT St. Patty
Here in America, we have taken to the tradition of shortening St. Patrick’s name to “St. Patty.” However, in Ireland, this is actually considered a major faux pas. The correct way to both spell and pronounce St. Patrick’s shortened name is “St. Paddy.” How’s that for interesting?
Come Celebrate with Us at O’Bannon’s
If there is one place to celebrate the spirit of the Irish right this March 17th in Bryan, TX its O’Bannon’s Taphouse. If there is one place that knows how to throw an Irish jig, it’s here. They even have a clocking counting down the days to the second until St. Paddy’s day. Our bets are on O’Bannon’s for the most spectacular St. Patrick’s day celebrations in town.
If you are looking for a pint, a story, and even better food, than O’Bannon’s is the place for you.
“Often times, pubs are mistaken for “bars”, which could not be further from the truth. A pub is much more than a bar, it is a social experience. It is a public meeting house, a sympathetic ear, in essence, it is a second home. From the warm inviting atmosphere to the friendly staff who always seem to know your name, O’Bannon’s caters to every facet of that social experience.” – Obannonstaphouse.com
Come join us on the 17th and raise a glass in honor of both the Irish and healthy smiles.
Until next time readers, keep smiling.