With the most romantic day of the year just around the corner, many of us are thinking about how to be best prepared for that all-important date. Whether a blind date with a stranger or dinner with your long-term loved one, keeping your smile sparkling and breath fresh is of utmost importance! Read on for our top tips for a beautiful smile this Valentine’s Day!
Carry Interdental Toothbrushes
Having something caught in your teeth isn’t a great look at the best of times, not to mention when you’re trying to attract your romantic partner! Unfortunately this is often unavoidable, so it’s best to be prepared, just in case. Carrying and using floss in a public bathroom may be a bit unsightly, but a small interdental brush can help you to loosen food particles stuck in your teeth and are more discreet to carry and use!
…and other foods known to cause bad breath, such as heavy dairy, onions, and horseradish! Certain foods have been shown to maintain fresh breath, such as parsley, nuts, and all types of water-rich fruits and vegetables - so you’re better off opting for a fresh salad than a creamy pasta Alfredo.
Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time should already be an integral part of your daily oral hygiene routine, but on Valentine’s Day consider carrying a travel toothbrush for a quick brush on the go, too. If you’re looking for a lightweight, stylish electric toothbrush, look no further than our Sonisk Pulse portable sonic toothbrushes - click here to shop the range!
Drinking water helps to increase saliva production and washes leftover food particles out of your mouth, and has the added benefits of keeping your skin clear and your digestive system lubricated! While a glass of wine might be a better pairing for your meal, it can also leave you with stale breath and discoloured teeth, so keep sipping on a glass of water, too, to maintain your best oral health!
Watch What You Eat (and Drink)
Classic Valentine’s Day foods and drinks are almost all bad for your teeth. Chocolates? Full of sugar! Red wine? Discolours your teeth! Although generally we advise to steer well clear of these things, Valentine’s is also an occasion for a little bit of self-indulgence - so, for this day alone, we encourage you to eat and drink to your heart’s content, just remember to brush, floss, and rinse afterwards!
Despite chocolates being the most common Valentine’s gift, consider a more thoughtful (and long-lasting!) gift this year. Our Sonisk Pulse Portable Toothbrushes come in a wide range of fun and funky colours, and are the best gift for any partner, showing that you care about not only them but their oral health! Choose your partner’s favourite colour for extra brownie points this February 14th..