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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us may be turning our thoughts to that special someone in our life, or perhaps that special someone that we wish to one day soon have in our lives. For all the hopeful romantics out there, here’s a friendly reminder that having a winning smile starts with proper oral hygiene habits!
Looking to get those pearly whites to the shade that their name suggests? Whiter teeth is a common desire, especially around this time of year. If you want to have your shiny new teeth ready in time for your Valentine’s date, starting two weeks before is the best idea. It takes time for whatever your chosen whitening process may be to take effect, and the more time you give yourself the better the results will be. Over the counter teeth whitening methods are usually hit or miss, and what works for one person may not give the same results for another. Talk to your Calgary dentist about what options are available to you when it comes to getting whiter teeth.
Oral hygiene game, that is! Brushing and flossing become even more important with an exciting date looming over you. Channel that nervous energy and excitement into keeping a strong oral health regimen. On the night before the big day, ensure that you brush well and give your mouth a good rinse with your favourite mouthwash. The next morning, brush and rinse with mouthwash again to keep your breath fresh and teeth shiny. Before you head out the door, consider packing a few breath mints and a small personal oral hygiene kit.
Oh no, you’ve got spinach stuck between your teeth, and you’d hate to ruin your date that’s been going so well! Remember that hygiene kit you brought with you? Now’s the time to discreetly excuse yourself after dinner and make a quick trip to the bathroom to freshen up. If your night ends here, it’s a great way to round out your evening. If your date’s going extra well, you’ll want to have a clean set of teeth before progressing onto the rest of the night’s activities.
Centennial Smiles wishes all our clients the happiest of Valentine’s Days, whether you’re planning on spending it with others or by yourself. For those going solo this year, we remind you to watch your chocolate consumption and that it’s never a bad time for a dental checkup!