The most romantic day of the year is knocking on our doors. We will open our hearts and our doors to the loved ones celebrating one of the most gratifying and beautiful feelings that humankind enjoys. Love!
Valentine’s Day is again around the corner. On February 14th all across United States, in Europe, and many other places around the world, flowers and gifts will be exchanged between spouses and lovers – all because of St. Valentine! Our doctors and staff would like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a significant other or not, we hope that you have a special someone to share your love and gift with!
Get in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the healthy way. A few ideas for kid (and adult) friendly snacks include:
- Heart strawberries
- Raspberries filled with dark chocolate chips
- Heart shaped cheese (use a cookie cutter to cut the shapes) served with whole-wheat crackers.
- Dark chocolate dipped fruit (bananas, pineapple, cherries, strawberries…etc.)
Limit the sweets
If your kids come home with a big bag of Valentine’s and candy from their classmates make sure to set limits on the consumption. Allow a few pieces after they eat a meal, but put some aside.
No sticky, hard candies or cheaper chocolates
Lollipops, caramel, and taffy stick to the tooth’s surface creating plague and tooth decay. Cheaper chocolates contain sugar and oil as their first two ingredients. Choose dark chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa (cocoa), at least 50% is preferable.
After eating sugary foods, proper dental hygiene is important. Brushing your teeth and tongue at least twice daily can help with bad breath and reduce the plague left behind. When eating acidic foods (wine, juice, citrus, soda…) waiting 30 minutes after to brush can actually help prevent discoloration and sensitivity
Try a non-candy alternative for valentine gifts
Whether you are making valentines for your kids, husband, wife, friends, relatives, or helping your child with their classroom cards, including a non-candy treat is a great idea.
Follow these fun ideas and treat recipe for the “sweetest” Valentine’s Day celebration this year. Do you have a healthier or non-candy alternative that you enjoy? Share with us. We wish you a safe and a fun filled day. Be there any need for Dental advices, do not hesitate to reach us. We are here to serve – Our way of saying we love you.