It may still be lockdown, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whilst we can’t head out for a dinner date in 2021, we’re still able to embrace the idea of a February 14th filled with home comforts and dressing up. To make sure your smile looks beautiful for your significant other, follow our top tips below.
Choose your drinks wisely
Valentine’s Day is synonymous with opening a bottle of something special to share with your other half. But it’s worth having a think at how different beverages affect your smile before you buy. Red wine contains tannins which leave your teeth looking discoloured and your enamel under attack, whilst white wine and prosecco contain a huge amount of sugar. If you’re going to be choosing high sugar drinks that risk staining your teeth, be sure to keep plenty of water at hand and take a sip after every drink you take to wash away the sugar and bacteria. Alternative alcohol drinks that pose less risk to the health of your smile include spirits like gin and vodka (with a low sugar mixer) and light beers, such as IPAs.
Ditch the bad breath
Bad breath can be a barrier when you’re looking to lock lips with your partner and certain foods (garlic, spicy foods and onions, to name a few) will contribute to this. However, those with chronic bad breath may be neglecting to brush and floss correctly and allowing food particles to become stuck and cause a less than pleasant aroma. Check out our blog on using the right brushing and flossing techniques if you need re-educating.
Book a professional cleaning appointment
Plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth can contribute to discolouration and leave you feeling less than confident about your smile. Unlike during the first lockdown in 2020, dental practices are open for routine hygienist and dentist appointment. Book yourself in for a scale and polish here at Corner House, not only to reduce the staining across your teeth but to protect your gums from gum disease.
Reach for the floss and the mouthwash
During lockdown, Brits have been neglecting everyday brushing and flossing habits, putting their long-term dental health and hygiene at risk. To keep your pearly whites beautiful for yourself and the love of your life, don’t put off brushing and flossing – it’s an investment into your future dental health and your confidence!
Contact us to find out about the range of treatments we offer or to book your routine dentist or hygienist appointment with us.