February is a month that brings people together, whether it’s snuggling with that someone special on Valentine’s Day or sharing chocolates with others. Valentine’s Day is usually more about chocolate rather than love and romance and in Ghana most people call it chocolate day.
The reservations are made, the flowers are ordered, and the candy and chocolates are purchased. However, as men and women across the country gear up for Valentine’s Day, there is one accessory that no one wants to wear on the big day — bad breath. If you suffer from bad breath, crooked smile, missing teeth or tooth decay the thought of getting close to someone may be a cause for concern.
Here are Teethlicious tips you need to know about making your smile a vision of love for February 14.
- Share a Life (But Not a Toothbrush)
For many couples, a big relationship step is keeping a toothbrush at each other’s place. Just make sure you each have your own because sharing toothbrushes also means sharing germs. Whether through kissing or something as simple as sharing a fork, the bacteria that causes cavities can spread to another person. Brush twice a day for two minutes and clean between your teeth once a day for cleaner kisses and a cavity-free smile. Share a kiss, don’t share cavities.
- Eat chocolate in moderation
If you can’t resist the chocolate don’t worry- you’re not going to end up with a mouth full of cavities from eating a piece or two (or ten). The key is to eat chocolate in moderation. Instead of gorging on a bunch of sweet, simple chocolate treats, think about spending a little more on something that highlights the deep and dynamic flavors of the cocoa bean. You will savor the experience a lot more, and feel less enticed to keep eating.
- Kiss more
Kissing stimulates the production of saliva, which naturally washes the mouth out. If you and your special someone plan to incorporate chocolate into your Valentine’s Day celebration, use the romantic mood to do something good for your teeth.
- Don’t forget to brush.
Bacteria is a big culprit of bad breath, so regular habits such as brushing and flossing are important. Take care of your tongue. If you stick out your tongue and look way back, you’ll see a white or brown coating. That’s where most of bad breath bacteria can be found. Use a toothbrush or tongue scraper to clear them out.
- Smoking Isn’t Attractive
Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco can cause dry mouth and bad breath. Smoking is bad for your breath and stains your teeth and bad for your overall health. Smoking affects how you smell and taste.
- Visit an oral health professional for flawless smiles
Routine professional teeth cleanings can make a difference. The professional teeth whitening is one of the cost-effective and amazing ways of changing your teeth’s appearance avoid shortcuts or cheap sideways. Having gaps between your teeth or misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable but they can be corrected with a visit to an orthodontist. Dental veneers are one of the best ways of hiding flaws in your smile. The veneers are little pieces of porcelain which are bonded to the front of the teeth for concealing discoloration, chips, worn down teeth, minor cracks, and misalignment issues.
Thanks for reading and spread the love. Happy Valentine’s Day. Stay Connected to the Vine, Stay Gorgeous & Stay Professional.