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The season of love has returned once more. With it, the scent of roses and burnt candles will fill the air and make room for love and affection between those who care deeply for one another. Honor your loved ones by staying safe for the holidays and keep your teeth and gums well cared for. There are few gifts that can overcome the power of a smile, so ensure yours will be well received.

Don’t let your smile suffer on love’s holiday. Here are some treats to avoid this Valentine’s Day:

– Avoid highly acidic treats such as sour sweets. The acidity in some sour sweets is nearly that of car battery acid!
– If you wish to indulge this year, chocolate is a better choice than most options, as it is much easier to clean off your mouth than sticky, chewy, or hard candies.
– Exercise caution when consuming any hard snacks that can easily crack or chip teeth.
– Sticky candies such as caramels, taffies, and gummies stick to your teeth and gums and can be difficult to remove. Also, be mindful of treats that can get dislodged between your teeth. Floss daily to remove food particles that brushing cannot reach.

Don’t let Valentine’s Day set your smile back all year. If you are looking to set up an appointment for an oral examination or if you need a professional cleaning from Pelandale Dental Care, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Param Gill by calling us at 209.622.1444. We are located in Modesto, California, and can assist you with a wide variety of dental services and treatments. Call us today, and see what we can do for your smile!