While chocolates, cookies, cakes and candies are often given as a sweet gesture on Valentine’s Day, they can be tough on your teeth. In particular, gummy candies and other types of hard treats are especially detrimental due to their stickiness.
A treat to consider? Dark chocolate covered strawberries that are sweetened naturally with xylitol or stevia are not only scrumptious but may have health benefits.
If you do choose to indulge, make sure you brush your teeth soon after consuming your treat of choice to prevent damaging plaque from forming.
If you love your teeth but wish they were brighter, ask us about teeth whitening. A gleaming smile shows the world you’re confident—at your next visit, we’d be happy to discuss whitening options with you.
Remember, visiting our practice for routine preventative checkups every six months is one of the best ways to love your teeth.