Tips for The Perfect Valentine’s Day Smile from your Port Macquarie Dentist
With Valentine’s Day only just around the corner, we remind our patients to be extra careful when choosing treats!
You are probably looking forward to spending some quality time with your special someone, as well as indulging your sweet tooth with some chocolates.
Of course, it’s important to remember to show your teeth some love as well!
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.
Here are some tips to achieve the perfect Valentine’s Day smile:
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 Port Macquarie dentist
Get a scale and clean from Port Macquarie Dental Centre. 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 professional scale and clean if you…
- have plaque or calculus build-up on your teeth that can’t be removed by daily brushing and flossing
- want to take preventive measures to take care of your teeth
- have teeth stained from smoking and using other tobacco products
- have teeth stained from drinks such as coffee, tea or red wine
- have jaw joint pain
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!
Port Macquarie Dental Centre Cares!
Port Macquarie Dental Centre is small inviting practice conveniently located at 38 Buller Street, Port Macquarie.
We also offer onsite car parking for your convenience. Also, for your convenience, we offer weekday hours until 6 pm.
We are the longest established dental clinic in Port Macquarie area, having been at the same location over 50 years.
Our focus is on prevention of dental issues and creating a healthy mouth that supports dental and general health.
Our principal dentist is Dr Dominic Chung BDS has 16 years of experience in comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He also has special interests in oral surgery, particularly in wisdom tooth extraction and implant dentistry. He regularly attends seminars to ensure he is updated with the most current dental skills and knowledge.
Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or book your appointment online.
We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.