Healthy Wedding Smiles

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day designated for affection. Today, March 20, is Kiss Your Fiancée Day! This unofficial holiday was created to encourage engaged couples to escape the stresses of wedding planning and celebrate their romance. If you choose to celebrate today with your loved one, visit Dr. Hussong to keep your mouth healthy and kissable.

Maintain a Healthy Mouth

According to The Academy of General Dentistry, couples share about 500 different types of bacteria with just one kiss. Tooth decay, cold sores, and other oral and body illnesses can be passed every time you swap saliva. Practicing proper oral hygiene will help keep you and your partner healthy and happy. Bacterial buildup in your mouth can lead to bad breath that your partner won’t appreciate. Dry lips can also be painful and uncomfortable for both parties. Staying hydrated will help keep your mouth and lips moist to avoid dry breath and lips. Fortunately, kissing can stimulate saliva production to help rinse your mouth.

Beautiful Wedding Smiles

As you and your fiancée share a special kiss and plan your wedding, remember to visit Dr. Hussong to brighten your smile before the big day. According to SHAPE Magazine, one of the biggest regrets brides have is that they could have whitened their smile more. It’s your day to shine, and your smile is no exception. Dr. Hussong offers whitening, veneers, and bonding to keep your smile as white as your dress. If you need orthodontic treatments, Six Month Smiles can straighten your teeth just in time for the big day, and ClearCorrect aligners can be removed during your ceremony.

To make sure you’re not infecting your bride or groom with harmful oral bacteria, schedule a dentist visit to clean and brighten your mouth. Dr. Hussong can keep your smile ready and kissable for all those wedding photographs. Contact Cornerstone Dental in Polk City, IA, at (515) 984-6001 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Polk City, Ames, Ankeny, Alleman, Bondurant, Grimes, Johnston, and other nearby communities.