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Hygiene Tips for Kissable Lips This Valentine’s Day

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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It’s February and love is in the air! If you have a sweetheart, chances are pretty good that you might be sharing a kiss or two on Valentine’s Day. We’re here to remind you that practicing good oral hygiene – and showing your teeth a little extra love – will make every kiss sweeter.

Steer Clear of Sweets

Sticky sweets are a nightmare for teeth. Think beyond the standard, heart-shaped box of candy. Fresh flowers, a heart-felt card or a home-cooked, romantic dinner are all good ideas and better for your sweetheart’s smile.

If Candy is a Deal Breaker, Choose the Right Chocolate

When it comes to sweets, not all treats are the same. First, choose solid chocolate over anything with a chewy or sugary center. And believe it or not, dark chocolate is a better option than milk chocolate when it comes to your teeth, as dark chocolate contains less sugar.

Keep Bad Breath at Bay.

If a romantic dinner is part of the Valentine’s Day plan, think ahead to make sure your breath is fresh after dinner. Keep some floss and minty sugarless gum in your purse or bag to get rid of any trapped food particles and bacteria and get your saliva flowing.

Teeth Whitening

A bright, confident smile is incredibly attractive. Would you like your smile to look its very best ahead of Valentine’s Day? Ask your dentist about the different options for whitening your smile. There are DIY remedies, over-the-counter products and in-office treatments to consider. Your dentist can advise the very best way to improve the color of your teeth and make your smile shine its brightest.