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Do you want to be on the nice list this Christmas? If so, you need to keep your smile in mind. There are naughty and nice dental behaviors that can affect your smile in a myriad of ways. It’s best to stick to the nice behaviors rather than take part in the naughty ones. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Albert Yuen, is happy to give you the details on those behaviors today, which are:

Naughty: Using the wrong toothbrush, like one that has hard bristles.
Nice: Using a soft-bristled toothbrush. (This type of brush cleans the teeth and cares for the gums)

Naughty: Not flossing once a day or flossing but not doing so correctly.
Nice: Flossing once a day and taking the time to properly and effectively clean the teeth and gums.

Naughty: Not wearing a mouthguard while you’re playing high-contact sports and activities.
Nice: Wearing a mouthguard while you’re playing high-contact sports and activities.

Naughty: Sharing utensils, like spoons, forks, and toothbrushes, with others.
Nice: Not sharing your utensils and making sure everyone has the utensils they need.

Naughty: Grinding your teeth regularly.
Nice: Protecting your teeth with a mouthguard and taking steps to stop the grinding habit.

Call Irvine Spectrum Dental today at 949-387-6418 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about the naughty and nice dental behaviors in Irvine, California. We look forward to helping you!