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Love’s holiday may come once per year, but the love you have for your oral health should be every day. Our teeth and gums provide us with so much, and yet all they ask for in return is a minimal amount of care to keep them healthy.

Daily habits such as brushing and flossing can work wonders for our oral health and everlasting smile, as can keeping questionable sweets away from its grasp. On Valentine’s Day, pamper your sweetheart, not your sweet tooth. Be on the lookout for the following risky treats:

– Avoid highly acidic treats such as sour sweets. The acidity in some sour sweets is nearly that of car battery acid!
– If you wish to indulge this year, chocolate is a better choice than most options, as it is much easier to clean off your mouth than sticky, chewy, or hard candies.
– Exercise caution when consuming any hard snacks that can easily crack or chip teeth.
– Sticky candies such as caramels, taffies, and gummies stick to your teeth and gums and can be difficult to remove. Also, be mindful of treats that can get dislodged between your teeth. Floss daily to remove food particles that brushing cannot reach.

Don’t let Valentine’s Day set your smile back all year. If you are looking to set up an appointment for an oral examination or if you need a professional cleaning from Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC by calling us at 520-298-5556. We are located in Tucson, Arizona, and can assist you with a wide variety of dental services and treatments. Call us today, and see what we can do for your smile!