Show Off Your Smile on Valentine’s Day with Help From Your Chandler Dentist
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. As a holiday that is all about love, a lot of emphasis is placed on your mouth. Think about how many time you’ll say “I love you,” how many you’ll smiles you’ll flash, and how many smooches you’ll lay on the one you love. Arizona dentist Dr. Mark Arooni wants to help you make sure that you’re smile is ready for Valentine’s Day.
Minty Fresh Breath
When it comes to kissing and other close contact with the one you love, you don’t want bad breath to interfere. Most people know that brushing and flossing regularly are great ways to achieve a fresh-smelling smile, but what many patients don’t know is that chronic bad breath, known medically as halitosis, is often a sign of a serious dental problem, such as periodontal disease, tooth decay, oral thrush, and dry mouth.
If you adhere to quality dental hygiene practices—brushing, flossing, rinsing with a fluoridated mouthwash, and attending professional dental cleanings and exams—and you still suffer from halitosis, it’s time to reserve an appointment with Dr. Arooni to see what’s behind your bad breath.
If you usually have fresh breath and just want to be safe on Valentine’s Day—in addition to all year round—stay away from foul-smelling foods, like garlic, onions, and fish, and use sugar-free or xylitol-enhanced gum and mints throughout the day.
Sparkling, White Teeth
Nothing causes you to hide your smile much like dental stains. After years of drinking coffee and red wine, smoking, or aging, it’s not uncommon to have a yellow-ish, dull, or slightly stained smile.
To show your loved one the best version of yourself this holiday, consider in-office teeth whitening for immediate and dramatic results. After only an hour of treatment time, which involves using a specialized light to activate professional-strength bleaching gel that has been applied to your teeth, you’ll leave our Chandler dentist office with a sparkling white smile that is up to ten shades lighter than when you came in for your appointment.
Soft, Hydrated Lips
The human body is made up of water, and we, as humans, need a great deal of water to remain hydrated and healthy. If you want soft, kissable lips this Valentine’s Day, make it a priority to consume a lot of water, and avoid dehydrating, sugary liquids, like coffee, tea, alcohol, soda, and juice. In addition to making your lips soft and kissable, drinking a lot of water helps increase your saliva flow to protect your teeth from sugar, acids, and bacteria, prevent against dry mouth and similar oral health problems, and make your breath smell better.
To reserve an appointment with Dr. Arooni, call Lakeview Dental, serving the greater Phoenix area, at (480) 855-1200 or visit us online at drarooni.com.
By Mark Arooni DDS