Is a kiss on your list for Valentine's Day?
There are 6 ways to make your mouth extra kissable for Valentine's. Make your smile a vision of love, here's what you need to know:
CAVITIES CAN BE CONTAGIOUS
The bacteria that cause cavities can be spread by kissing, or simply sharing a fork with someone. For a cavity free smile, brush your teeth twice a day and clean in between your teeth by flossing at least once a day.
BEWARE OF BAD BREATH
Regular habits of brushing and flossing are especially important to keep bacteria at bay. Chewing sugarless gum and using over the counter anti-microbial mouth rinses are other ways to freshen your breath.
SHARE A LIFE (NOT A TOOTHBRUSH)
A big relationship step, for many couples, is keeping a toothbrush at each other's place. Make sure to use your own, as sharing a toothbrush means sharing germs.
BRIGHTEN YOUR SMILE
If whitening makes you feel more confident about your smile, talk to your Dentist about which option is best for you. There is nothing more attractive then a confident smile.
SMOKING INS'T ATTRACTIVE
Smoking is terrible for your overall health, not to mention causing bad breath and stained teeth. Smoking effects the way you smell and taste things. People who use tobacco products are twice as likely to have gum disease than a person that doesn't. Tobacco's users are also more at risk for oral cancer. Give yourself a Valentine's gift & quit today.
DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE DENTIST
Regular visits to your dentist can help keep your mouth at its best all year. Your Dentist can give advice, discuss concerns, and keep you healthy.