Valentine’s Day is coming up fast! If you’re wondering what you can do to make sure your smile is at its absolute healthiest and most attractive for the holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some things you can focus on:
The main cause of halitosis / bad breath is bacteria. Not super romantic, right? Drinking lots of water is a good way to stay hydrated and avoid bacteria buildup caused by food debris. You can also opt for sugar-free gum between meals or use antibacterial mouthwash so that you can get up close and personal with your partner without worrying about your breath.
Teeth whitening is a great way to invigorate your smile and boost your confidence! Visit Pur for a take-home whitening kit that can leave your smile brighter than it’s been in years. You can also try out our even more robust ZOOM whitening treatment, performed at the clinic in just one 2-hour session!
Wondering what to avoid if you want to keep from staining your teeth? Coffee is a big culprit, as are red wine and dark colas.
Which Sweet Treats?
Valentine’s Day might be sugary sweet, but some treats are better than others when it comes to oral health. There’s no issue in indulging, but it’s better to opt for treats that don’t linger on your teeth; for example, hard candies stay in the mouth too long, giving harmful acids plenty of time to damage your teeth. On the other hand, chocolate washes off your teeth much more easily. And remember, dark chocolate is the healthier choice compared to the more sugary milk chocolate.
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