There were several early Christian martyrs named Valentine; however, no romantic elements were present in the original biographies of these martyrs. The first recorded association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love is in Parlement of Foules written by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1382, in honor the first anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia. He wrote:
“For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.”
In present times, Valentine’s Day has become linked with love, romance, happy couples and gift exchange. Honor your significant other, or attract a new one, by showing off a beautiful, white, healthy smile.
Dr. Rao recommends making sure your breath is kiss-ably fresh by brushing, flossing and rinsing with antibacterial mouth wash twice a day.
Keep your smile white and bright by getting regular cleanings to remove built up plaque and tartar, as well as brushing soon after eating or drinking items that can stain teeth.
The most important thing to remember is to smile! If you are not happy with your smile, let us know. Dr. Rao would be happy to work with you to design a new, custom smile that shows off your best assets.
Happy Valentine’s Day