February 2017 articles

Sometimes It’s Sweet to Not Share

Whether talking treats or toys, we’re typically taught from a young age that sharing is important. When it comes to items we put in our mouths, though, the best way to show you care is to not share. That’s because cavity-causing or gum-disease germs can be passed from mouth to mouth through saliva.Here are a few things to avoid sharing with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day:

Utensils. Though it’s tempting to share bites of dessert – especially after a Valentine’s Day dinner – you’ll be showing your teeth some love if you each use your own fork and spoon.

Straws. It may seem considerate to offer your movie date a sip of your beverage while you’re waiting for the previews to end, but sharing straws is another good way to share bacteria. Opt for two drinks (or your own straws) instead.

Toothbrushes. We’ve all been there at least once: the forgotten toothbrush on an overnight trip out of town. Though you might start eyeing your spouse’s toothbrush, it’s best to call down to the front desk and ask if they have a spare – many hotels are happy to provide small toiletries such as these.

Pacifiers. If you have an infant at home that’s stealing your heart this Valentine’s Day, one of the sweetest things you can do is keep an extra pacifier on hand. Instead of popping a dropped binky in your mouth to “wash” it off, give your baby the clean spare one.

Remember to practice good oral hygiene, which includes regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing, and see your dentist on a regular basis.2

1 http://oralhealth.deltadental.com/Search/22,HD1/
2 http://www.pinterest.com/OrigToothFairy/things-to-avoid-sharing/


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