With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be thinking about that special someone in your life and wondering how you can ensure that your smile attracts their attention. Fortunately, taking care of your pearly whites and giving yourself an extra-kissable smile is possible with the help of your dentist and these useful tips. Keep reading to learn more!
Keep Your Teeth Clean
You should be brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush coupled with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using an antibacterial mouthwash regularly; these habits aren’t just paramount when it comes to protecting your smile, but they also keep it looking its best. If you’re prone to eating foods that can become stuck on or between your teeth, be sure that you’re cleaning your mouth after eating and before meeting up for your date; the evening might be cut short if your teeth are visibly dirty!
Beware of Bad Breath
Bacteria is a big culprit of bad breath, which further necessitates the need to brush and floss daily. Other ways to keep your breath fresh include mouthwashes, sugarless gum, and sugar-free breath mints. These also encourage your mouth’s flow of saliva, which is crucial in the fight against foul-smelling bacteria. For what it’s worth, keeping a pack of minty gum on you can also sometimes be the reason to strike up a conversation with a stranger—which may end up leading to a Valentine’s Day date!
Cut Out Smoking & Other Nasty Habits
It goes without saying that smoking is one of the worst oral habits you can partake in, as cigarettes and tobacco products are responsible for a slew of oral health issues that will compromise the look and feel of your smile. Other bad habits you should eliminate include nail-biting and using your teeth as tools, as these can also potentially damage your smile and harm its image.
Visit Your Dentist
Even if you practice superb hygiene at home, your dentist is still the best person to ensure that no matter what happens, your smile is healthy and gorgeous. By scheduling regular preventive care, you’re giving them the chance to inspect your mouth for underlying health issues that might make your mouth unpleasant to kiss. They can also ensure that your teeth are white and bright by offering various cosmetic services.
By following these tips, you’ll make this Valentine’s Day a great one for both you and your partner while also ensuring that your smile is as healthy as possible for the foreseeable future!
About the Practice
The team at Coombs, Ross and Sourlis Family Dentistry proudly serves the dental needs of patients in the Rock Hill area. They offer a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatment options and are ready to help you get your smile back on track and looking its very best! If you have any questions about the article or you’d like to arrange a visit, please contact the practice online or over the phone for further information: (803) 592-6201.