There are many things happening this week as we approach the end of March. Already, Winter is over, and Spring is in the air and there are plenty of things to celebrate!
March 30 is National Doctors’ Day. On this day, communities come together to recognize the contributions of doctors across all specialties. The first National Doctors’ Day was celebrated in Georgia in 1933. On that day, Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of a physician, decided to take a day to thank the doctors in her community.
She sent cards to all the doctors that she knew. But she also wanted to thank the physicians that had passed away. She knew that they had helped her community too, even if people didn’t remember them. So, she put flowers out on the grave of every late doctor. The flowers she chose, red carnations, are used in celebrations of National Doctors’ Day to this day.
But there was one more important thing about that first National Doctors’ Day celebration. Eudora chose March 30 for a very particular reason: March 30, 1842, was the first documented use of ether anaesthetic during surgery, used by Dr. Crawford W. Long.
Technology and our understanding of the human body and mind have made incredible advancements since then and we're learning more every year. Our resident dentist, Dr. Rocky has over 30 years experience practising dentistry and every year our entire team attends conferences and training to make sure we're all up-to-date with the most current information and techniques. So you can feel confident knowing you are always receiving the best dental care possible.
But that’s not all that’s going on during the last week of March. In fact, the whole week is dedicated to something that’s perfect for this time of year: cleaning. That’s right, the last week of March is National Spring Cleaning Week.
National Spring Cleaning Week is the perfect time to wash away all the things that have gone under your radar during the long, cold months of winter. This is the time to open your windows, air your house out, and get rid of that cold-weather buildup.
Spring cleaning means something different for everyone. Regardless, this is the time to tackle all those chores that you’ve been putting off for months. Whether that means giving your floors a deep clean, scrubbing out your tub, or tackling the old storage pile in your attic, spring is the time to get things clean and ready for the warm months once again.
Some people use this week as the time to organize things into donation boxes. After all, you’re probably rotating your winter clothes out for your summer ones. Why not add a box of clothes you no longer want to run down to your local donation centre?
Spring is the perfect time for cleaning more than just your home. It’s also a good time to schedule your next dental cleaning. Victoria Dental Group is ready to help you clean up your summer smile. There’s no better time to spruce up your life inside and out, than National Cleaning Week!