News From Your 48377 Dentist
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Dr. Zafar S. Tariq
Your 48377 Dentist
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means you will want to look your best for your date, whether your significant other is your boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, or spouse. Since your smile is one of the first things your special someone will notice, it makes sense to want it to look as good as possible. Not only will you want to have your own smile to be its whitest, brightest, and aesthetically pleasing, but when giving a gift to your loved one for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to be sure that you give gifts that aren’t going to cause them more dental problems, like sugary sweets!
Candy and Valentine’s Day
Candy and Valentine’s Day seem to be synonymous, making it a challenge to choose candies that aren’t filled with sugar. But some types of candies are worse than other — for your teeth and your health. So if you still want to get your sweetheart sweets, be smart about it. The type of candy to avoid is anything sour, sticky, and sweet. Sour candy can be especially detrimental because the acid can eat away at teeth enamel. Instead, as long as your significant other isn’t diabetic, turn to chocolate and softer sweets like peanut butter cups or soft chocolate pieces for this occasional indulgence for Valentine’s Day.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
If you are looking to improve your smile before Valentine’s Day, it’s time to put your plan in motion. For a last minute smile improvement, the best choice is teeth whitening. There are various types of whitening options, some of which are done in just an hour. And most new whitening methods don’t cause sensitivity, which means the teeth whitening can be done right before Valentine’s Day. If you have about a month or more before your special Valentine’s Day celebration, consider getting veneers to perfect your smile.
Tips for a Better Smile
There are also some general tips that help keep your smile looking beautiful for Valentine’s Day and beyond. Besides following regular dental care daily, you should also be careful how much sugar you eat and drink, as it can cause discoloration of the teeth and add to tooth decay. Eating healthy foods and drinking plenty of water is always better for your teeth.
Tips for Sweeter Smelling Breath
If you are concerned about bad breath — and fresh breath is a priority on Valentine’s Day — use mouthwash daily with fluoride. Brushing your tongue and flossing at least once a day also helps to keep your breath sweet smelling. Be sure to see your dentist regularly, because gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontal disease can contribute to bad breath.