4 Great Ways to Manage the Motor City Sweet Tooth!

The sweetest holiday of all is coming up in February. Valentine’s Day is always celebrated in Metro Detroit with love and with candy! At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want everyone in Livonia and the Motor City to feel the love, but not necessarily the effects of the chocolate and candy hearts. Enjoy the day and enjoy indulging in a few sweet treats, but remember to keep that smile happy and healthy! Remember, many of us are still recovering from the holiday season, and many of us need to keep our “smile” resolutions in 2017 and hopefully make better choices for dental health.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers four great strategies in managing our collective sweet tooth habit 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, sugar free wintergreen or peppermint gum and mints can also sweeten the breath!
  • Indulge in only healthy treats: Finish off a romantic Valentine’s dinner with fresh fruit and cheese instead of a sugary dish. Crunchy fruits like apples and pears are best for dental health, and the cheese provides the calcium needed for healthy tooth enamel.
  • Drink lots of water: Replace sugary sodas and other drinks with water throughout the day. The fluoride in most tap water contributes to healthier teeth. Staying hydrated is also good for the entire body, of course! Drink 60 ounces or more every day.
  • Say it with flowers or jewelry: Sometimes the best answer to that tempting sugar is to avoid it completely! Flowers and jewelry are great ways to show a little love on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. Your best friend will love it!

The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, full of healthy treats and good dental health. Our dental team in Livonia is ready to help all of our patients maintain their dental health during the sweetest of holidays and all year long. Remember, we are conveniently located in western 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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