A first date can overwhelm the senses. People’s nerves often run out of control and cause all sorts of stress and anxiety. That perfect meal in a restaurant could take a turn for the worst if dental problems emerge for patients. The dentists from Dental Associates of Moreno Valley discuss how to keep your mouth kissable.

Brush Every Day

Although it sounds simple, twice-daily brushing can serve patients well in terms of dating and kissing. Brushing aids in promoting a healthy mouth and can fight plaque development. Harmful bacteria use plaque as a hideout. Bacteria feed on sugars and carbohydrates to attack tooth enamel and cause bad breath. Effective brushing should last for at least two minutes per session. We recommend that you use a toothpaste and toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association.


Flossing can pay dividends in terms of promoting better oral health. Flossing helps promote healthy gums and aids in preventing gum disease. Many medical conditions link to gum disease including breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, hip replacement issues, and endocarditis. So flossing could make your mouth kissable and keep you living for longer. Your date will certainly appreciate your fresh breath and living nature.

Cut Tobacco

Tobacco causes all sorts of problems for daters and kissers. Smoking leaves a noticeable smell on clothes and on your breath. Although breath mints can solve some of the issues with smoking, the habit still poses many serious oral health risks. Smoking and using smokeless tobacco products can increase a person’s risk for developing oral cancer. Tobacco use can also lead to stained teeth. We can offer teeth whitening in our Moreno Valley dental office. However, we also recommend that you quit smoking.

Schedule Your Visit

Interested in learning more about maintaining a kissable mouth? Think you might suffer from bad breath or halitosis? Regular six-month checkups serve as one of the best ways to keep your mouth in tip-top shape. At Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, we offer comprehensive dental care and multi-specialty dentistry. Contact our 92533 dental office by calling (951) 697-6800 to schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Moreno Valley and all neighboring communities in Southern California.