Your teeth have been with you through thick and thin, which is why there’s no better way to appreciate them this Valentine’s Day than by giving them some TLC. With thorough preventive care from a dentist and mindful at-home practices that can benefit your oral health, you can preserve your smile so you can continue appreciating it for countless Valentine’s Days to come. Read on for four ideas to show your teeth how much you love and appreciate them this February.
Steer Clear Of Infamous Valentine’s Day Sweets
Throughout the entire month of February, every local grocery store’s shelves are lined with delicious-looking Valentine’s Day sweets that can be incredibly tempting. Unfortunately, when you indulge in too many of these, it can become an issue for your pearly whites. Sugar helps feed harmful oral bacteria in your mouth which cause cavities. As they feed on food debris found in your plaque, they produce waste in the form of enamel-eroding acid and toxins that can cause gum inflammation. Instead of getting your sweet fix from candy, try substituting fresh fruits, which are better for your teeth.
An Electric Toothbrush Is The Gift That Won’t Stop Giving
If you’re looking for the perfect gift to show your teeth how much you love them, consider getting a highly effective electric toothbrush. Although it may sound like a pricey investment, it’s a gift that will continue to benefit your oral health for years to come. Electric and sonic toothbrushes have been proven to remove more plaque and bacteria from the crevices of your mouth than manual toothbrushes.
Take Your Teeth On a Date With Your Dentist
Has it been longer than six months since you last visited your dentist for a checkup and cleaning? February is the perfect time to shower your teeth with love in the form of a dental examination and professional cleaning. Even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing at home, your dentist is specially trained and equipped to spot oral health problems hidden beneath the surface that could harm your smile. Plus, a professional cleaning will ensure that no tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food debris linger in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your mouth that you can’t get to with a regular toothbrush.
Keep Your Breath Fresh & Gums Healthy
Be sure not to neglect your tongue and gums for Valentine’s Day. To keep your breath fresh and reduce your risk of developing gum disease, be sure to regularly floss and clean your tongue. Food particles can become stuck in these areas and cause oral health problems.
This Valentine’s Day, show your teeth and gums that you love them by getting high-quality preventive dental care and optimizing your oral hygiene routine at-home. With the right measures in place, you’ll be able to continue enjoying your smile for years to come.
About the Practice
At Evergreen Dental Group, we offer the services and knowledge six dentists. With their knowledge and specialty training combined, they’re able to provide patients with high-quality preventive dental care that focuses on treating small issues before they become more advanced. For questions or to schedule a checkup and cleaning, visit our website or call 303-674-5566.