Valentine’s Day is a well-loved celebration not only for lovers but also for everyone else. After all, it is a special day of expressing love and affection towards your loved ones. It is also widely celebrated around the world which means that every country has its own Valentine’s Day traditions that are important to them.
For example, for Japan, it’s all about preparing and giving chocolates while Danish people give white flowers called “snowdrops” to both their friends and lovers. We, at Airdrie Choice Dental, also celebrate Valentine’s Day by decorating our office with red hearts and flowers and by organizing V-Day related activities.
All in all, we do different sorts of activities for this day depending on our own preferences, but one common denominator is Valentine’s Day’s association with all things sweet. And by sweet, I mean, all sorts of candies and chocolates that people usually devour during this special day. When you mention anything sweet, the possibility of tooth decay and dental caries come up. So how can we protect and take care of our oral health during Valentine’s Day?
Believe it or not, dark chocolates are actually good for oral health. The reason for this is because it is a good source of natural chemicals that can limit oral bacteria. They also contain 70% cocoa and have less sugar than milk chocolate.
Choose the type of candy that will leave your mouth the fastest. Meaning, hard candies and sticky ones should be avoided because they stay in your mouth for a long time, cling to the teeth, and are difficult to brush or rinse away. If you really want something that would last inside your mouth, chew gum instead because it helps increase saliva production.
If you really cannot help but indulge in candies and chocolates because of Valentine’s Day, then at least make sure that you drink a lot of water after eating them and never neglect your proper dental hygiene routine.
During Valentine’s Day, whether you are out on a date or spending the day with your family and friends at an event, it is always nice to look presentable and fresh. One factor that adds to your overall “freshness” is a bright and white tooth.
Consider pampering yourself with some Airdrie dentist cosmetic care. Airdrie Choice Dental offers a state-of-the-art teeth whitening service. We aim to whiten your teeth using an innovative approach that enhances the brightness of your smile in as little as one hour.
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