And kisses can be good for you, as they stimulate saliva production and help keep your teeth clean.
No one wants to kiss an unattractive mouth that has dingy teeth. This is why Main Beach Dental is happy to pass along the following advice for Valentine’s Day Dental Health.
Valentine’s Day Tips and Tricks
Avoid bad breath. The leading cause for bad breath is found in our gums, teeth, and tongue through any resting bacteria. So, brush your teeth and gums twice a day, preferably right after a meal. Make sure to floss once a day as well.
While it is tempting to drink wine and have a smoke or two, don’t! Not only will you smell better, you’ll avoid permanently staining your teeth.
Treat yourself by scheduling a dental cleaning – seeing a dentist two times each year is highly recommended.
If you ever plan to eat Valentine’s candy, remember that green vegetables are healthy for your body and also counteract many of the acids found in snacks. Drinking water is equally effective, washing away unwanted bacteria.
Consider Teeth Whitening
When it comes to tooth whitening there are really only two categories: In-office or at-home whitening. Generally speaking, in-office whitening is quicker and more effective.
In-office teeth whitening – Teeth whitening done by your dentist can get your teeth brighter faster. The bleaching solution is usually much stronger than at-home kits. Sometimes, heat, light or a combination of the two may be used to speed and intensify the whitening process..
As far as results, patients usually can expect their teeth to get three to eight shades brighter. It also offers instant gratification as the procedure can be done in a single two-hour appointment.
At-home teeth whitening options – With take home whitening a mouth guard-like tray is taken home, filled with a “bleaching” agent, and placed over the teeth for one to several hours a day for anywhere between two to four weeks. You can buy tray-based teeth whitening systems over-the-counter or have one custom-fitted by your dentist.
Other home-remedies include tooth whitening strips and toothpastes, but they are not as effective or safe as dentist-directed teeth whitening.
Dental Care at Main Beach Dental
At Main Beach Dental your oral health is important to us. We provide gentle, expert care for all conditions and work to prevent disease, decay, and too many dentist appointments in the future. Our commitment to our patients is dental health for Valentine’s Day and beyond!
Smile Make-over Offer
- FREE Dental Consultation for Smile Make-over
- FREE analysis of your smile and face
Call us for information on (07) 5503 1177 to claim your FREE Dental Consultation for Smile Make-over or book your appointment online.