Tips for The Perfect Valentine’s Day Smile from your Norlane Dentist
Love is in the air, and you are looking forward to spending some quality time with your sweetheart, as well as indulging on some Valentine treats?
As you enjoy chocolates and sweets from your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, do not forget your teeth might be at risk to several dental problems.
Your dentist at Norlane Dental Surgery would like to remind you of some tips to achieve the Perfect Smile on Valentine’s Day. Here are they:
Be careful with sugar!
Limit your consumption of sugary drinks and beverages, and fewer bacteria will grow in your mouth, and your breath will smell better.
Not all chocolate is equal
If you are buying sweets on Valentine’s Day, dark chocolate is the best choice as it contains lower sugar levels compared to milk chocolate.
Avoid sticky foods
Stay away from hard candies, gummy candies, and caramel, which are terrible for the teeth. Instead, give a card, flowers, or a romantic dinner.
Eat sweets at the right time
If you can’t avoid sweets, enjoy them after a meal to lower exposure to sugar and bacteria. Be sure to practice a good, thorough hygiene routine afterwards!
Drink plenty of water
Water helps control the bacteria in your mouth. To keep your mouth and body functioning at their best and keep your breath fresher, you should drink 48 ounces of water each day.
Visit your Norlane dentist
Get a scale and clean from Norlane Dental Surgery. A professional scale and teeth cleaning helps eliminate plaque build-up, tartar build-up, and bad breath. Plaque exposes your teeth to decay and is very unattractive.
You might need a scale and clean if you…
- have plaque or calculus on your teeth that can’t be removed by brushing and flossing alone,
- want to take preventative measures to take care of your teeth,
- your teeth are stained from cigarette smoke,
- temporomandibular joint pain, and
- have stained teeth as a result of consuming coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages.
Teeth scaling and root planing help deal with persistent gum disease. They are more in-depth than regular teeth cleaning.
Teeth scaling and root planing often take several dental visits and could require a local anaesthetic based on the severity of your persistent gum disease and if you have receding gums.
Valentine’s Day is a great holiday, and we hope you go out and enjoy it. But as you do, spare a little thought for your dental and general health.
The better condition your smile and health is, the more likely you are to enjoy many Valentine’s Days in the future!
Quality Dentistry in Norlane
At Norlane Dental Surgery, we believe everyone deserves excellent quality dentistry, and our goal is to help you achieve this.
Norlane Dental Surgery is a multi-surgery practice which has operated for over 30 years taking care of the oral health needs of the community.
If you would like to learn more about us, please contact us now for a consultation.
For more information, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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