Written by: on February 9, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Are you ready? Do you have your plans with your significant other set? Have you figured out the perfect gift? What about your smile? Is it ready for this kissable holiday? If not, Detroit cosmetic dentist Dr. Aziza Askari can provide the treatment and procedures needed to show your smile a little love.

Fresh Breath, White Teeth, and Kissable Lips

As far as Dr. Askari is concerned, there are three things to be worried about when it comes to your smile on Valentine’s Day.

The first concern—and probably the most popular fear—is the freshness and scent of your breath. When you’re enjoying a romantic dinner, going in for a smooch, or having a close conversation with your honey, the last thing you want is for foul-smelling breath to interfere. To prevent this, Dr. Askari has a few suggestions:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss at least once a day. Additionally, rinse your mouth with a fluoridated mouthwash. These practices are the cornerstones of at-home dental hygiene, so you should do them all year round.
  • Avoid foul-smelling foods like garlic, onions, and fish. If you do consume these foods, use sugar-free or xylitol-enhanced gum and mints throughout the day and prior to kissing your valentine.
  • Don’t ignore bad breath. If you’ve changed your eating and hygiene habits to improve your breath, but you haven’t seen results, schedule an appointment with Dr. Askari right away. Chronic bad breath is often a sign of serious oral health problems, including periodontal disease, tooth decay, and oral thrush.

If you’re embarrassed of stains on your teeth or the dull, yellow color of your smile, you probably hide your pearly whites, and it’s likely that your Valentine has noticed. To show your loved one the best version of yourself this holiday, consider showing up to your Valentine’s Day date with dramatically whiter teeth. How? With in-office teeth whitening.

Dr. Askari offers the renowned Zoom! whitening system to give her patients the opportunity to instantly remove dental stains from years of drinking coffee and red wine, smoking, and the natural aging process. Following your one-hour Zoom! whitening session, your teeth will immediately look up to ten shades whiter and brighter, and you’ll wow your date with your sparkling smile.

Lastly, you want soft kissable lips for Valentine’s Day, and that means that you have to be hydrated. Your body needs water to remain alive and healthy, and consuming water, rather than sugary and acidic liquids, impacts your dental health as well. 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.

We’re Here for You

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, but we’re accepting appointments to help you make your smile as kissable as possible. To reserve an appointment with Dr. Askari, call Comfort Dental Spa, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, at (248) 474-6434.

Catogories: Healthy Living

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