Show Your Oral Health Care the Love It Deserves for Valentine’s Day

Published on January 18, 2017

The season of love has come to enraptures us once more. The scent of lit candles, rose petals, and decadent chocolate may find its way into your heart on Valentine’s Day. As with all holidays and festivities, enjoy yourself, but not at the expense of your precious teeth and gums. Show your oral health care the love it deserves for Valentine’s Day. Limit or avoid the following:

– Avoid highly acidic treats such as sour sweets. The acidity in some sour sweets is nearly that of car battery acid!
– If you wish to indulge this year, chocolate is a better choice than most options, as it is much easier to clean off your mouth than sticky, chewy, or hard candies.
– Exercise caution when consuming any hard snacks that can easily crack or chip teeth.
– Sticky candies such as caramels, taffies, and gummies stick to your teeth and gums and can be difficult to remove. Also, be mindful of treats that can get dislodged between your teeth. Floss daily to remove food particles that brushing cannot reach.

Don’t let Valentine’s Day set your smile back all year. If you are looking to set up an appointment for an oral examination or if you need a professional cleaning from Las Cruces Dental Associates, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 575.523.1479. We can assist you with a wide variety of dental services and treatments. Call us today, and see what we can do for your smile!