This St. Patrick's Day the biggest winners in America will be dentists.
It might not come as a surprise that people get drunk and get their teeth knocked out. And yes, the data do in fact support that claim.
Data from 2008-15 suggest that in the day after St. Patrick's, there is a 77 percent jump in emergency visits to the dentist. And in fact, it's almost identical between men and women. Women (between ages 30 and 65) see a 77.4 percent increase in emergency dental visits. And men (again, 30-65 years old) see an increase of 78 percent.
The data come from Sikka Software, which provides applications and tools to more than 10,000 dental practices across the country. As a result, it knows exactly when and where — and why — Americans visit the dentist.