February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is full of love, fancy dates, and lots and lots of chocolate! All of these festivities are good for the soul but although we love them they may not be the best for us and our dental hygiene.
This Valentine’s Day, this is how to show your teeth some extra love!
Eat Dark Chocolate!
New studies have shown that dark chocolate is effective with fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. This is because dark chocolate is a great source of polyphenols, a natural chemical that helps limit overall oral bacteria and harden tooth enamel! Dark chocolate contains less sugar than other alternatives such as milk and white chocolate.
Chew Sugar Free Gum.
People are more cautious of possible halitosis on Valentine’s Day! Halitosis, also known as bad breath is not a worry people want to have especially on February 14th. Chewing gum is a quick and easy fix as it keeps your breath fresh, clean, and minty. This Valentine’s Day, choose to chew sugar-free gum as it helps increase the flow of saliva and reduce plaque acid.
Snack on Strawberries!
Strawberries are not only a great Valentine’s Day themed snack but they are also great for your teeth! Strawberries contain malic acid which is a natural astringent that helps remove tooth surface discoloration and serves a natural whitener for tooth enamel. Just make sure to floss your teeth after eating them to help remove any seeds that could be stuck between your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about hygiene services from whitening, to straightening, to the other services we offer, call us today! We also offer appointment scheduling, so book your appointment today to make sure you love your teeth each day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day!