There’s nothing like Valentine’s Day to confuse patients! On one hand, you feel really excited about the romance that comes about each year on February 14th. On the other hand, the mounds of sugar that come into play seem like something we would likely tell you to avoid. As a result, you may end up thinking that your participation in this holiday is something we frown upon. You will be happy to learn this couldn’t be further from the truth! Consider some helpful suggestions that will allow you to celebrate free of guilt without skimping on dental hygiene.
Buy A New Toothbrush And Floss
If you want to get in the mood for Valentine’s Day, why not get a bit celebratory with your dental hygiene accessories? This is particularly helpful if you are looking to avoid sugar but you still want to have a little fun (and if you have kids who love celebrating everything). Do yourself a favor and buy a red or pink toothbrush (or see if you can find one with hearts). Choose pink or red floss and you’re there!
Change Your Shade Of Toothpaste
Swap out the usual blue or green paste for something in a pink or red hue. You and your family will actually be blending optimal dental hygiene with appreciation for this love-filled day.
Let Yourself Have A Little Candy
Remember, you don’t have to steer clear of Valentine’s Day treats that head your way. It’s perfectly fine to indulge in chocolates or other holiday-themed goodies! What you want to remember is that you just don’t want your teeth to remain coated in sugar. This is easy to address! Rinse your smile with water after you eat candy. You might also chew sugarless gum or go ahead and brush after rinsing (wait 30 minutes) to protect your oral health.