Pucker Up your Smile this Valentine

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Indian Dental Association says a smile can simply make others feel at ease around you and can be a powerful show of emotion, which can prove remarkably important this Valentine ’s Day for you.

When preparing for a date we probably spend more time and money on our hair or the clothes we wear, rather than caring for our teeth. Smiling shows confidence and can be particularly endearing. Studies have shown smiling can have a positive effect on our relationships, careers and overall image.

It is the perfect opportunity to pucker up and take a look at our oral health

We can also tell a lot about a person from their smile. A great smile can be a good measurement of overall hygiene and general lifestyle, demonstrating someone’s cleanliness while revealing what they eat and drink, as well as if they smoke or not.While a healthy smile can be beneficial for attraction, the opposite can be said of poorer oral health.Food stuck between the teeth is one of the greatest turn-off ahead of the most romantic day of the year along with Bad breath, stained teeth and not brushing twice a day.

It doesn’t matter how expensive your bouquet was or how posh the restaurant is, if you haven’t got clean teeth the chances are your date won’t be impressed. All of these smile crimes are an instant turn-off, but they continue to affect many of us on a regular basis.

By adopting a simple but effective daily oral hygiene routine we can eliminate all of these bloopers.

Brushing your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other time during the day, cutting down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks and visiting your dentist as often as they recommend, are some of the most basic things we can do but all will make a positive difference to the health of our mouths.

As they say, “A Healthy Smile is Beautiful Smile”

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