In our opinion, Valentine’s Day is almost as bad as Halloween when it comes to holiday treats. This is the day for showing your romantic interest that you care. This often entails gifts in the form of heart-shaped, chocolatey confections. Of course, anything involving sugar is a no-no for you and your loved one’s oral health. Here are some dental-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts and activities we suggest instead.
Alternative, Dental-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts and Activities
1. Spa/Massage Gift Card
Take your partner to a spa or massage and spend the day loosening those sore muscles. You’ll feel great, and you won’t have any of the guilt associated from over indulging in candy.
2. Solid Chocolate Candy
If you insist on sending candy, then we suggest solid dark chocolate. Those Hershey Kisses, and most similar items, are mostly chocolate with no nougat fillings. Our endodontists recommend this as a lesser evil since there is no sticky coating that can cling to the teeth and lead to cavities.
3. Teeth Whitening
Make an arrangement with a cosmetic dentist to have your teeth whitened together. Having manicures for your nails or waxing for your body hair are quite common in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Why not have your teeth whitened as well? This way, you’ll both have sparkly whites when taking that selfie of the two of you locking lips.
4. Charitable Donations
Do you and your loved one really need to prove your love with tangible gifts? Instead of typical roses and teddy bears, how about making a charitable donation in his/her name? This way, you profess your love while benefiting people in need.
Make Your Mouth More Kissable
Stop by Mukilteo Dental Arts for a cleaning before that Valentine’s Day dinner. Our family dentists will ensure your mouth is clean enough to kiss. These dental-friendly gifts for Valentine’s Day will also ensure that you and your partner enjoy each other’s company without compromising oral health.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Dental Checkups for Couples Madly in Love
General family dentistry for Mukilteo, Everett, Lynnwood, Edmonds & Mill Creek