Add a twist to your Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just about chocolate, candies and other treats for your sweetie. Celebrate with a smile this year by exploring some great ways to have a happy Valentine’s Day that also keep oral health in mind.

Love notes to bring a smile

Start your Valentine’s Day on a unique note – literally. Write a love note that emphasizes smiles. Recall a time when your valentine’s laughter brightened a gloomy day or when a shared joke made both of you laugh. Need inspiration? Here are a few to get you started:

  • You’re the reason for my smile.
  • Your smile is the best gift I can receive.
  • My dentist said to avoid sweets, but I can’t get enough of you.

Toast with a tart cherry mocktail

Instead of clinking glasses filled with sugary concoctions, opt for a delightful mocktail made with tart cherry juice. It’s not just a crisp and refreshing treat for the taste buds; it’s also loaded with antioxidants and calcium essential for good oral health. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:

  • 1/2 cup frozen dark cherries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened tart cherry juice
  • 1 can sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Sliced lime
  1. Divide the cherries and cherry juice between two highball glasses and muddle slightly using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Fill the glasses with crushed ice and then pour sparkling water up to the top.
  3. Stir lightly and then garnish each glass with fresh mint and a lime slice. Enjoy!

Plan an evening of smiles

For the entire evening, celebrate the moments and activities that bring out genuine smiles and laughter. Whether it’s watching a funny movie or having a spirited game night, choose activities that you both love. 

Indulge in tooth-friendly treats

Take a healthier route this year without compromising taste. Opt for dark chocolate, which contains less sugar than milk or white chocolate, and has important antioxidants. Strawberries, which are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, also pair perfectly with any Valentine’s Day evening, and they can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Create a “smile playlist”

Music is powerful. It evokes emotions, memories and yes, smiles. Spend time curating a playlist of songs that make you smile and share it with your valentine.


This year, plan a day of shared laughs, delicious sips and the promise of many more smiles. Happy Valentine’s Day!