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If you want a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to protect your smile regularly. There are many things in the world today that can damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, there are also many things you can do to fight those dangers and maintain a strong smile. Our dentist, Dr. Albert Yuen, would be happy to tell you all about these tricks.

-Wear a mouthguard: A mouthguard is an appliance that protects your teeth, gums and jaw when you participate in high-contact sports and activities. It absorbs the force exerted on your mouth when it is receives a serious impact. A mouthguard can protect your teeth and dental work.

-Use fluoride: Fluoride is a natural mineral that strengthens the tooth enamel. The stronger your tooth enamel, the better. So, make sure to expose your teeth to fluoride regularly by using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, receiving a professional fluoride treatment and drinking fluoridated water.

-Take advantage of dental sealants: Dental sealants are thin, clear layers of plastic that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They protect the teeth from bacteria and acid and they keep tooth decay at bay.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to protect your smile in Irvine, California, please contact Irvine Spectrum Dental today. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so dial 949-387-6418 now. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you!