3 Tips for Managing That Valentine’s Sweet Tooth

The sweetest holiday of all is coming up in February. Valentine’s Day is always celebrated with love and with candy! At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want everyone in the Metro Detroit area to feel the love, but not necessarily the effects of the chocolates and candy hearts on dental health. Enjoy the day and enjoy indulging in a few sweet treats but remember to keep that smile happy and healthy!

Many of us are still recovering from the Christmas and New Years and we have made resolutions for better dental health in 2020.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers three great tips for patients everywhere that will help manage that sweet tooth now and throughout the year.

  • Sweeten your breath with sugarless gum: Although it does not sound very romantic, chewing sugarless gum helps rinse off and neutralize acids that contribute to decay. Of course, a nice wintergreen or peppermint sugarless gum can also sweeten the breath for that special sweetie!
  • Indulge in healthy treats: Finish off a romantic dinner with fresh fruit and cheese instead of a sugary dessert. Crunchy fruits like apples and pears are best for dental health and cheese provides the calcium needed for healthy tooth enamel.
  • Enjoy a healthy drink: Water is the best drink for dental health, particularly tap water enhanced with fluoride. Milk is also a great drink for strong, healthy teeth. For a little more taste and fizz, try diluted fruit juice and plain sparkling water.

The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, full of healthy treats and good dental health. Our staff is ready to help all our patients maintain their dental health during the sweet holidays and all year long. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.

We look forward to meeting the dental needs of our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment! 

This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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