The New Year is often a great opportunity to get fighting fit and give your self-esteem a boost. You may be eating healthier or trying to exercise more. But did you know that smiling is actually deemed your most attractive feature?

And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, why not put as much effort into your smile as you are the rest of your body?

Teeth whitening is a great way to improve self-confidence. Not only do whiter teeth look more pleasing, they will also encourage you to smile more often and show off your pearly whites. It’s also been proven that those who smile more are deemed more approachable. So don’t delay. Give us a call today and one of our expert dentists will be able to give you a gleaming smile just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Perhaps it’s not the colour of your teeth that bothers you, but the fact they’re crooked or misaligned? The great news is that you don’t have to worry about ‘train tracks’ anymore. Today, there are a number of discreet, ‘invisible’ options available, so you can look forward to straighter teeth without a mouth full of metal. Get in touch soon because modern braces can begin to improve the position of your teeth almost immediately.

Many of us are also trying to get in shape for the spring and summer. At rest we usually burn 1 calorie a minute just being alive. Did you know that kissing burns 2-3 calories a minute. So not only is kissing fun and pleasant you can also start to burn up more calories!

Finally, you may like to know that smooching increases saliva production which reduces your chances of cavities. But if you suffer from bad breath, you may be out of luck. Therefore, if you’re hoping for an enchanting kiss this Valentine’s Day, make sure you’re keeping bad breath at bay.

The leading cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene, and even if you’re brushing twice a day, you could be missing vital parts of your mouth. The best way to ensure your mouth is completely clean and bacteria free is to have a scale and polish. This painless procedure is used to remove build-ups of plaque and tartar, often resulting in the mouth feeling cleaner than ever before. So you’ll have nothing to worry about other than choosing the right time to plant a kiss on your loved one.

We will also give you the latest advice about the best tooth cleaning products and techniques.

If you would like more information about any of the treatments mentioned here, or to book an appointment to come and see us, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on at St Stephens Dental Practice 01227 452668. We will give you the confidence to smile and, hopefully to kiss more.

From all of us at my practice we hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day… get smiling and kissing!

Martin Southon
Principle Dentist and Practice Owner
St Stephens Dental