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Top Five Dental Hygiene Tips for Valentine’s Day

February can only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day provides a great opportunity to reach out to your loved one for that much anticipated kiss, or a great excuse to indulge in all of the great Valentine’s Day treats that are available on this special day. Regardless of your Valentine’s Day plans, make sure to follow the following five dental hygiene tips to keep your breath, teeth and mouth kissable.

Fresh Breath!
There is nothing more important than having fresh breath if you are looking for your Valentine’s Day smooch. In order to help keep your breath fresh, make sure to use mouthwash on a daily basis and if you can after every meal. If this type of schedule is not possible, a stick of gum can also help to freshen your breath, especially in the moments leading up to that all important Valentine’s Day kiss.

Brush Your Teeth!
There is no point in worrying about fresh breath if you do not follow a proper dental hygiene schedule. This schedule must include proper brushing at least two times a day (morning and night). Preferably, you should brush after every meal to remove any debris that can cause bad breath and tooth decay. Pick your favourite toothpaste and get busy scrubbing!

Don’t Forget To Floss
Another important aspect to proper dental hygiene is proper flossing. You will want to floss your teeth once daily if possible. A proper daily floss will ensure that you remove any food build up that lies between your teeth or any other areas where your toothbrush cannot get to. Proper flossing will not only help prevent any tooth decay and bad breath, but it will also ensure a clean kissable mouth.

Braces?
If you have braces, you may need to pay extra attention to your dental hygiene routine. Braces can not only make your daily dental routine more complex, but they can also limit the types of Valentine’s Day treats you can indulge in. As the premier orthodontist in Pemberton, we recommend that you stay away from any type of soft, chewy Valentine’s Day treats such as caramel or taffy.

Visit your Dentist
If you cannot remember your last dentist appointment, it is time for a routine check-up. Come on down to visit us at Mountain Orthodontics, the premiere Squamish orthodontist in BC. You should be visiting your dentist twice a year. If you have braces, it is even more important that you seek out a dental check –up to ensure that your braces and the areas around them are clean. Although a trip to your dentist office won’t keep your breath smelling sweet for Valentine’s Day, it will ensure that your teeth are nice and white, cavity free and ready for your next Valentine’s Day kiss.