If you have an up-coming first date with that potential new partner, then it’s time to show some love through self-care. For kissable lips and a gleaming smile ready for date night, it’s important to revaluate your dental care routine.
So take care of yourself first with our dental care tips:
Pre-Date Night Routine
Before getting glam for your dinner reservations, always make time for dental care. After a shower, brush, floss and rinse with mouth wash to combat plaque and bad breath. Then to emphasise your white teeth, red lipstick always works and is the perfect date night colour.
Brushing your teeth at the end of the date is just as important as in the morning. After indulging a delicious dinner, bacteria can mix with food remains to create plaque. This will then stick to your gums and damage tooth enamel. Therefore, remembering to brush twice a day is essential.
Enjoying a Three Course Meal
A well balanced diet, including sufficient fruit and vegetables, starchy foods and protein, is beneficial for your overall health. By reducing your fat and sugar intake, you can reduce your chances of many health issues, including tooth decay.
Therefore, try not to indulge too much on chocolates and red wine. High sugar content foods, such as chocolate, can chip away at your tooth enamel. And when red wine is consumed too much too often it can begin to stain your teeth. So make the most of it during dinner, before returning to a balanced diet!
Educating your partner on the importance of excellent dental care can benefit you too. Kissing can help combat cavities, through saliva simulation. However, if your partner has poor oral health, they can transfer uninvited germs and illnesses!
When shopping for adult toothpaste, always choose one that contains 1,350 to 1,500ppm fluoride. This will work the most effectively for clean teeth while brushing. Following this you should always floss to remove leftover food remains and finish with mouthwash.
Preparing for a Romantic Getaway
For those of you with a surprise trip away for your first date (how lucky are you!), don’t forget to pack an oral care kit! Even while you are having the most fun, you always need to make time for your dental routine. This includes, a travel size toothpaste, floss and mouthwash.
Book Your Appointment Today
Routine check ups at your dentist will allow you to monitor your oral health and identify any problems. Identifying symptoms in their earlier stages will give you a better chance at curing it quicker. Which is why it is always recommended to follow up on your next due dentist appointment.
At Riverside Dental Spa, our team of dentists, hygienists and podiatrists provide our patients with the best of care, for healthy teeth and gums. Show some love to your teeth this by booking an appointment. For all other enquires please call our freephone on 0800 0154 222