Love your teeth this Valentine's Day

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Posted 7th February 2018

Love is in the air this month and we're sharing our ten top tips to keep your mouth healthy and kissable ahead of Valentine’s Day.

 

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes.
  • Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which strengthens tooth enamel and helps to prevent decay
  • Treat yourself to a new toothbrush. As the bristles wear on old brushes they become less effective and can attract bacteria.
  • Make sure you clean in between your teeth every day using dental floss or an interdental brush.
  • Limit sugary snacks to mealtimes to reducing the number of times your mouth has to deal with excess sugar
  • Chew sugar free gum after your valentine’s dinner to neutralise acids and keep your breath fresh
  • Drink sugary and acidic drinks through a straw to reduce their contact with your teeth
  • Giving a gift this year? – how about flowers instead of chocolates?
  • Hot date? - don’t be tempted by off-the-shelf tooth whitening kits or unlicensed therapists to brighten your smile. These are likely to be ineffective or at worse – dangerous. Only dentists offer the safest and most effective treatments
  • Book a check-up with your dentist. Regular visits help catch problems early and can identify potential issues for treatment