Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is all about lots of love, date nights, and of course, chocolates and candy. We know you want to look your best for date night, and we want you to feel your best!

Be confident in yourself – and your smile – with these Valentine’s Day date night dental tips.

Date Night Dental Tips

If you’re worried about the look of your smile, boost your confidence and get ready for your date night with a FREE teeth whitening. New patients get free teeth whitening with a scheduled appointment. Already a patient? Schedule your next visit and have your teeth professionally cleaned. A good teeth cleaning removes tartar, plaque and other bacteria that can cause bad breath – which is something you definitely don’t want on date night.

Speaking of bad breath… regular habits like brushing and flossing are especially important when it comes to preventing bad breath.If you happen to have bad breath as a result of whatever you eat (we know, it happens) – don’t worry! Just be prepared. Pack a travel size mouthwash, floss, or a mini toothbrush to use after dinner. Mouthwash does more than just make your breath smell good, it has several health benefits. If your bad breath persists after the freshness fades away, you may want to schedule a checkup.

We know that candy is one of the best parts of Valentine’s Day. If you’re planning to buy candy for your significant other, try to stick with chocolate. Solid chocolate, without sugar-filled or chewy centers, don’t stick to your teeth as most chewy candies do. Try to avoid gummy candies, hard candies, and sticky caramels. They may taste great, but these types of candies can cause a lot of trouble for your teeth.

Stick to water instead of sugary drinks or sodas. Water will help with bad breath, unlike other drinks. Drinking acidic, sugary beverages can lead to tooth decay, speed up dehydration, and may leave unwanted sugar behind on your teeth. Water strengthens your teeth, keeps your mouth clean, and fights dry mouth. So when the waiter asks what you’ll be having to drink, keep that in mind!

Enjoy your date night without worry of having bad breath or harming your teeth. Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at Austin Family Dentistry!