St. Patrick's day is known for it's many traditions: green beer, skirts, parades and pinching. Going to the dentist is a new one being added to the list.
According to data from CNBC, there is a 64% increase in emergency dental visits the day after St. Patrick's Day. [Click to Tweet]
So, why the sudden explosion of visits? Simply put, shenanigans. When the alcohol goes in and the logic goes out. People are more clumsy and more likely to get into fights under the influence of alcohol. Dental injuries like fractured teeth and damaged crowns can be the result.
When broken down by state, Delaware takes the win with the most dental emergency visits after St. Patty's Day. On the other hand, Vermont is having a quiet day of peaceful celebration. They actually see a 35% decrease in visits.
Who would have thought that you migiht need to bring a mouthguard to celebrate St. Patrick's day?