In just a few days Valentine’s Day will be here – a day filled with roses, chocolates, and kisses. We’re not talking about those delicious little chocolate treats, we’re talking about the chocolate-free variety.
Did you know that when you kiss, thousands or even millions of bacteria are transported from person-to-person? It might sound gross, but it’s true. If you want your kissers to be in tip-top shape, here are some healthy mouth basics:
> Brush daily
Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day and use a soft toothbrush with fluoridated toothpaste.
> Floss daily
Floss your teeth in the morning or at night, just remember to make a habit of it. Feel free to use a flossing aid, if you have trouble flossing.
> Freshen your breath
A piece of sugar-free gum or a sugar-free breath mint can go a long way. Just make sure it contains Xylitol, which has been proven to reduce tooth decay.
> Eat healthy
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is not only good for your oral health, it is good for your overall health too. Try to limit the amount of acidic/sugary foods you consume, but feel free to have a little bit of candy on Valentine’s Day.
> Drink water
Water rinses away food particles from your mouth and keeps your breath fresh.
> Visit your dentist regularly
If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while or if you think there might be a problem, call your dentist today.
Have a kissable February 14th. If you have any questions or concerns about how to keep your mouth healthy, please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here, to visit our website. And remember to see your dentist/hygienist regularly to maintain your oral health. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page, it’s a great place to keep up with things that affect your dental health and wellness.