The Medico M.D. team wishes you and your loved ones a happy Valentine’s Day. With all of the fun and festivities that the holidays bring, it can be easy to slip up on your diet and daily health routines. It’s important to maintain good health habits year round, but it’s okay to enjoy some of the sugary, holiday sweets from your chocolate heart or have a celebratory glass of acidic champagne. In this post, we’ll talk about some of the ways to have fun this Valentine’s Day and avoid any dental damage or health concerns.
Don’t Over Do It with Sweets
We all know that sugar is on the little end of the old fashioned food pyramid, and that is where it belongs. As long as you consume a few treats as part of a healthy diet, you shouldn’t need to worry about the sweets affecting your health. However, during holidays, we are often exposed to much larger quantities of candies, cakes, and sweets than usual, and for many, the temptation can be too much. Keep an eye on your Valentine’s day binging, and try not to overdo it. Sweets and acidic beverages like champagne are also hard on your teeth, so be sure to keep up with your oral hygiene routine. Eating sweets as part of a meal rather than snacking throughout the day and drinking a glass of water after you consume sugary or acidic foods and drinks can also limit your smile’s exposure to damaging plaque.
Consider Cosmetic Dentistry
Having a confident and beautiful smile is a great way to start off your Valentine’s Day. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, our skilled team of dentists offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to help patients achieve beautiful smiles they’re proud to share. One of the most popular treatments this time of the year is teeth whitening. A brighter smile is a great way to improve your overall appearance and feel confident that you’ll wow your Valentine.
Schedule an Appointment at Medico M.D.
If you want to brighten your smile or talk about making healthy dietary choices this Valentine’s Day, the Medico M.D. team is here to help. Our medical team is happy to offer nutritional counseling and a wide range of general medicine services, and our dentistry team is here to provide complete dental care in all of our convenient office locations. We welcome patients to visit us in the DFW Metroplex, Waco, and San Antonio. Contact our friendly team in any of our 18 family medical and dental practices to schedule your treatment with us today.