It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and we are all looking for something to help stir up the romance. These aphrodisiacs will not only get your blood flowing, but they will keep your smile beautiful all night long. So, get ready to draw the curtains and indulge in the top 5 aphrodisiacs for a healthy and beautiful smile that you and your lover can enjoy on Valentine’s day.
Possible the most notorious fruit in the bedroom, strawberries have been considered aphrodisiacs since the Roman era. Strawberries also promote a beautiful smile due to the presence of malic acid, a natural enamel whitener. In fact, you can make a natural teeth whitener by crushing baking soda and strawberries and applying it to your teeth for five minutes. You’ll need to floss afterwards to make sure you get rid of all the tiny strawberry seeds from between your teeth.
Much more phallic in shape than the strawberry, figs are another fruit that have been long-considered an aphrodisiac. Figs are filled with antioxidants, flavonoids, calcium and potassium which not only help performance, but also help your teeth stay strong. Dried figs have an even higher concentration of these benefits, but either way this fruit is one to consider on Valentine’s Day.
Considerably less sexy than some of the other aphrodisiacs on this list, arugula is considered to have vitamins that increase libido. Their leafy green appearance causes an increase in saliva which works as a scrubber while chewing. Arugula is also high in vitamin K which is great for building strong bones and teeth. With this in mind, it might be worth it to include this leafy aphrodisiac in your Valentine’s Day dinner.
This decadent treat is a favorite of many, and is believed to be an aphrodisiac because it increases blood flow and boosts energy. Dark chocolate also happens to be great for your smile. The high concentration of cocoa in dark chocolate contains ingredients that have been shown to keep bacteria from sticking to your teeth, neutralize bad breath, and help keep teeth strong. So indulge in delicious dark chocolate this Valentine’s Day without feeling guilty.
Known for their ability to spark a romance, Oysters contain amino acids that boost the production of sex hormones, making it easier to find yourself feeling frisky at the end of the night. Raw oysters are also high in calcium and other vitamins that keep your teeth healthy and strong. So suck ‘em down for a fun night that will keep your smile beautiful on Valentine’s Day.
We hope everyone enjoys their Valentine’s Day and indulges in delicious food that will help their teeth stay strong. If you are uncomfortable with your smile, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to set up an appointment with our experienced dentists.