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The Best Valentine's Treats for Teeth

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching (and Valentine’s treats on shelves literally the day after Christmas!), it’s the time of year to think about what to gift your sweetheart this February 14. But sometimes those sweet gestures can cause more harm than good – not just to the waistline but to the teeth. If you’re looking for a way to show your love without giving your amour a cavity, try these best bets for Valentine’s Day.

Dark Chocolate

Packed with antioxidants, dark chocolate pretty much makes every “best candy” list each season. It’s soft enough to not damage the teeth, isn’t excessively sticky, tastes delicious and is good for you. Plus, buying dark chocolate with almonds gives an added punch of energy, protein and good fat to your diet.

Chocolate-Covered Fresh Fruit

You don’t have to splurge on those expensive home-delivered fruit and chocolate bouquets when you can make them at home for a fraction of the price! Get a variety of fresh fruits you know your sweetie loves and cut them into shapes with a cookie cutter. Then skewer them on a grilling kabob and stick the kabob into a Styrofoam or florist foam block cut to fit a basket or vase.

Want to make it extra special? Get some dark melting chocolate and dip the fruit, then let it harden before skewering. Everything but the fruit should be available at your local craft store and for less than half of what you’d pay for delivery service. Best of all, you can reuse the non-edible supplies again!


Nothing quite says “I love you” to a guy like meat and cheese. That’s why a charcuterie sampler may just be the perfect gift. You can shop your local cheese section and pick out some fancy varieties, or just stick to what you know he likes. Add in some gourmet ham or cured sausage and put it on a fancy cutting board with some fancy breadsticks or crackers and voila! You can also add nuts, hummus, olives or any other snack he enjoys – and maybe even a bottle of wine to celebrate with.


As the old saying goes, “Say it with flowers.” A dozen red roses or a bouquet of her favorites – whatever they may be – are great for the teeth! They also don’t require a size or color choice, making them a no-brainer. Plus, you’ll get major bonus points for having them delivered to her office during the day. It’ll give her something to brighten her desk, and maybe even make a few office gossips jealous in the process.

A Romantic-Colored Toothbrush

With many top-of-the-line electric toothbrushes like Sonicare offering pink models nowadays, it’s easy to find a great brush in a Valentine-themed color. Don’t despair – they still come in neutral colors for the guys or the woman who prefers more muted tones. But remember it’s the thought that counts, and what better thought than giving the gift of oral health this Valentine’s Day!

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