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Caring for your teeth is a lifetime habit that requires small amounts of discretion at times. If you find yourself skipping your daily habits one day, it could soon turn into a daily occurrence and lead to devastating consequences for your teeth every day.

Don’t let your oral health care fall into disrepair. Protect your teeth and gums all season long. Here is a list of sweets to avoid during the season of love.

– 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 Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard Glassman by calling us at 909-860-0321. We are located in Diamond Bar, 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!