4 Healthy Ways to Show Love and Smiles on Valentine’s Day

Boxes of chocolates, candy hearts, and sweet cupcakes covered in thick frosting are images that first come to mind when thinking about treats for Valentine’s Day. The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wants everyone in Livonia and the Motor City to share their love on the upcoming holiday, but in a way, that doesn’t involve an overload of sugar!

Dr. Jim DeCapite suggests four ways to show some love with a smile on Valentine’s Day:

  • Strawberries and other fresh fruit: Strawberries are a tasty treat for the special day, even without being dipped in chocolate! As a side benefit, strawberries contain malic acid, which is a natural teeth whitener.
  • Snuggly soft stuffed animals: Kids, especially, tend to love cozy, stuffed Valentine bears and bunnies but a lot of adults love them, too! A snuggly soft stuffed animal warms the heart and is much better for dental health than candy.
  • Flowering plants: Flowers on Valentine’s Day may seem too traditional for some, but the gift of a live plant combines lasting flowers with the health benefits of an indoor plant.
  • Healthy, fun treat bag: Kids enjoy opening treat bags, so fill one with treats that are good for them and that are fun! Include packs of sugarless gum, age-appropriate toys, and a special note to let them know much they are loved!

The expert dental staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes our patients in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of the west side of Metro Detroit a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day!

Dr. Jim also encourage everyone to brush regularly, particularly if some of those Valentine’s treats involve chocolate, and to see us for a regular cleaning and check-up. The office of DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Contact us 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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