Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. You may be looking for a gift to give to your significant other or planning a candle-lit dinner date, but have you given any consideration to how your smile will look for the big day? Your smile is among the first things people notice when meeting or speaking to you, so it is important to keep your oral hygiene in great shape, especially for the most romantic day of the year.

Yellow, cracked, or missing teeth are unsightly and can be most easily repaired with proper at-home oral care and regular trips to the dentist. In addition, foul breath is the last thing you want escaping from mouth when you are about to get that special, unexpected Valentine’s Day kiss. So, for your convenience, our team at Southland Dental Care has prepared a simple and easy list of steps to ensure that you celebrate this Valentine’s Day to the best of your ability:

  • Brush your teeth and tongue at least twice daily
  • Floss in between teeth to remove remaining plaque from accumulating
  • Throw away your toothbrush every couple months and replace it with a new one
  • Minimize your intake of sugary foods and drinks
  • Refrain from bad habits, including smoking
  • Schedule regular visits to your dentist for check-ups and cleanings

Don’t let the fear of bad breath or damaged teeth refrain you from fully enjoying Valentine’s Day, whether or not you are celebrating this day of love with a significant other. It is important to be confident in your smile and speak boldly without fear of embarrassment or the need to cover your mouth, assured that your smile is sparkling and dazzling year-round. In the event that you need professional dental assistance to help perfect your smile and add to your overall appearance, schedule a complimentary visit today by calling (818) 788-8787.

And above all, no matter how you are celebrating, the dentists and staff at Southland Dental Care wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!