Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to spend with loved ones and reminisce about the amazing days gone by or the fantastic days to come. It is a time for loving, giving, sharing, and accepting. However, don’t turn the day into a holiday disaster by chipping a tooth or worse. Don’t let an oral accident ruin your smile on Valentine’s Day. Be aware of the following oral health dangers:
– Avoid highly acidic treats such as sour sweets. The acidity in some sour sweets is nearly that of car battery acid!
– If you wish to indulge this year, chocolate is a better choice than most options, as it is much easier to clean off your mouth than sticky, chewy, or hard candies.
– Exercise caution when consuming any hard snacks that can easily crack or chip teeth.
– Sticky candies such as caramels, taffies, and gummies stick to your teeth and gums and can be difficult to remove. Also, be mindful of treats that can get dislodged between your teeth. Floss daily to remove food particles that brushing cannot reach.
Don’t let Valentine’s Day set your smile back all year. If you are looking to set up an appointment for an oral examination or if you need a professional cleaning from Clearpoint Dentistry, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez by calling us at 281-487-2400. We are located in Houston, Texas, and can assist you with a wide variety of dental services and treatments. Call us today, and see what we can do for your smile!