4 Sweet Ways to Handle Valentine’s Day Kisses

The sweetest holiday of all is coming up on February 14th! Everyone loves this holiday in the Motor City. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dental team wants everyone in Livonia and the western suburbs to know that the day should not be all about candy. Enjoy the day and enjoy indulging in a few sweets like candy kisses, but remember to keep that smile healthy. Remember, many of us are still recovering from the holiday season foodathon, and many of us need to keep our “smile” resolutions in 2022; hopefully we continue to make better choices for dental health.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers four sweet ways to be smart 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!

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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