Preparing for a first date should be fun, not stressful! However, on top of the nerves and excitement, many of us worry about making a good first impression with clean, pearly white smiles. There are many things you can do to prepare for a date to ensure you can smile with confidence!
Brush and Floss Twice A Day
The key to a healthy, confident smile is in the maintenance! Brushing and flossing regularly will help keep your teeth clean, bright, and white so that you’re always ready to make a great first impression. Do your best to keep this habit up, your teeth (and date) will thank you!
Chew Sugar Free Gum on the Way
If you’re driving to pick up your date or meet them somewhere, you can make your fresh just-brushed breath last a little longer by chewing a sugar-free mint flavored gum! Just be sure to throw it away before you arrive.
Get Regular Dental Checkups
Scheduling and attending your regular dental checkups every six months will help you stay on top of your oral hygiene. Your dentist’s thorough cleanings are very important, and they will be able to help you catch and treat oral issues like cavities before they get worse. Plus, you’ll get bonus points from your date for being responsible enough to go to the dentist regularly! Look at you #adulting!
Consider Your Dinner Order
If you’re particularly concerned about getting food stuck in your teeth during a meal, plan your food order accordingly! Go for foods that will be easier to chew and won’t require floss immediately after eating. Consider a pasta dish with cheese sauce, or a tender chicken choice!
Don’t Forget to Smile!
This may seem like a no-brainer, but don’t forget to smile at your date! They will appreciate your confidence and comfort with your own smile. And you’ve done all this work, now you get to show off the results of a well-kept grin!
Hopefully these tips will help you prepare for your next big date. Remember to be polite, be yourself, and brush your teeth!