Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, meaning that love is in the air, and roses need to be bought.

Whether you’re single and looking to mingle, or you’re looking to reignite the flame between you and your partner, it’s important to look at your overall oral health and hygiene.

A 2016 study out of the University of Queensland demonstrated that those who “avoided emotional intimacy” or had a partner who was untrustworthy or unreliable were more likely to experience negative oral health issues.

It’s possible that this is because cohabitating with someone encourages you to stay healthy and keep clean. Also, not many people like the idea of having to kiss someone with bad breath and hygiene.

But even if you aren’t living with someone, having good oral health should still be a top priority. If you’re going on dates and searching for love, you’d want to put your best mouth forward.

And even if you aren’t trying to date at the moment, good oral health is still important for a variety of reasons:

  • Good oral hygiene promotes good health overall.
  • Having a great smile helps you seem more approachable.
  • Bad oral health can lead to further complications and more expenses.

So before you head out for your date on Valentine’s Day – and possibly consume delicious chocolate and other sweets – set up an appointment for a teeth cleaning so you can look your best!

If you need a deep cleaning or have other dental health needs, let the staff here at our Long Beach, CA dentistry help you achieve your best smile. Book your appointment online, or call us at 562-434-6414.