With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many lucky Valentines can expect to get a box of chocolates, among other things. In fact, lovers spend around $1 billion on chocolate every year on Valentine’s Day!
This may come as a surprise, but most dentists don’t mind that chocolate is the holiday treat of choice. Moderation is obviously key when it comes to anything, but chocolate is much preferred over sticky candies like caramel or hard candies that can crack teeth.
Below are a few reasons why chocolate won’t harm your teeth as much as other types of candy:
It’s important to remember that chocolate still contains sugar. If you don’t practice good oral hygiene habits, the sugar in chocolate can cause dental cavities and tooth decay. This means you should be brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting SpringRock Dental every six months for a dental cleaning and a checkup.
To make sure your teeth are clean, and your breath is fresh before smooching your valentine this year, make an appointment here at SpringRock Dental. Our family dental office is located here in Aurora, Colorado.