valentine's day

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing love, chocolate, and special moments. We want to make sure you’re not sharing germs, bacteria, or the possibility of illnesses this Valentine’s Day! Here are some tips to make your Valentine’s Day even more special!

Keep Your Breath Kissable Fresh

Bacteria is the main cause of bad breath. To make sure you keep your breath fresh and smelling good, it’s important that you brush twice daily for two minutes and floss once a day! When you do brush your teeth, make sure you’re also brushing your tongue! Carry a mouthwash with you that fights bacteria and gingivitis, as well as masks odor. You can also bring a sugarless chewing gum and sugar-free breath mints with you to keep your breath fresh for Valentine’s Day.

Share the Love, Not the Bacteria

We all know that Valentine’s Day means lots of kisses will be shared. But with kissing, you risk also sharing bacteria. It’s not romantic, but we all have harmful bacteria in our mouths that rely on food particles so it can thrive and cause all kinds of dental problems. To share the love instead of bacteria, commit to daily brushing and flossing so your teeth are free and clear of bacteria.

After Enjoying Valentine’s Candy, Treat Your Teeth to a Clean!

Of course, eating chocolates and candy on Valentine’s Day is a staple. It’s not realistic to tell yourself you’re not going to have any candy on Valentine’s Day. Although, candy in moderation is best if you can’t resist a candy heart or two.

Even then, you should rinse your mouth with water to wash away the sweet particles left behind.

We hope you all have the absolute sweetest Valentine’s Day! As always, enjoy yourself, your family and your loved one, but keep your oral health in mind! If you have questions about keeping your mouth clean and healthy during the holiday, call us today!