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Dr. Ayers’ Valentine’s Day Dental Tips

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Valentine’s Day has arrived, and we know how important it is for you to impress your date. Everyone loves a good physical appearance, and your smile is the first thing that draws them in.

A healthy oral care routine is key when it comes to landing that date. Yellow stained teeth, chipped teeth, and bad breathe just aren’t going to cut it today. So, we’re going to help you out a little with 5 simple steps to get you ready for your big date.

Eliminate Bad Breath

Bad breath can be caused by poor dental hygiene, and you don’t want other people to notice just by smelling you. Food, alcohol, cavities, smoking, or other health problems can also cause bad breath.

Most people use breath mints, but they only cover up the problem. Plaque and cavities are two leading causes of bad breath. Ensure you are brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing to ensure that you get rid of all the bacteria build-up. It’s important to have your regular hygiene appointments to fix all your dental problems before they arise. You can also examine your dietary habits and limit sugary foods, alcohol, and coffee to eliminate plaque buildup.

Whiten Your Smile

Speaking of coffee… It and wine stain your teeth the most. Everyone loves a bright, white smile. You can schedule your whitening appointment with us to achieve excellent results. You can also join our Bright for Life program, where you pay a one-time fee and receive free whitening on every cleaning appointment for life! Who wouldn’t want free whitening for life?

If you’re in a pinch and can’t make it to our office for your whitening, you can create your own safe formula at home. You can mix a paste of baking soda and lemon juice, brush 1-2 times a week, and you will start seeing results in just a few weeks!

Take Care of Your Cavities Before Valentine’s Day

As we said, cavities are one of the biggest causes of bad breath. But they can also be painful. Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to get your cavities filled. Because they can be painful, it can get in the way of eating those yummy treats or that thick steak on your date. Visit your dentist and get your cavities filled BEFORE you plan your romantic day.

Watch What You Eat

Valentine’s Day is a day full of treats and hard candy along with fancy wines and dinners. But if you really want to achieve your best smile, be careful not to overindulge in all the yummy treats. Don’t forget that some of these foods will stain and discolor your teeth. Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal, don’t eat spicy or strong-smelling foods, and avoid smoking.

Schedule Your Dentist Appointment

Treat yourself to a self-care day by getting a complete Valentine’s Day package at your dentist’s office. Besides brushing regularly, flossing, and using mouthwash, visit your dentist to remove plaque and fill those cavities. You will not only feel great, but you will be more confident for your romantic day.

Last Step: Enjoy Your Day

Dental hygiene can show a lot about your overall health. Make sure you are scheduling your hygiene appointments and keeping up with your healthy dental habits. Use these tips to help yourself be more confident and have a great day on Valentine’s Day!