Christmas Smile: The Naughty and Nice Dental Behaviors

Published on December 18, 2017

If you want a top-notch Christmas smile, then you need to keep the naughty and nice dental behaviors in mind. These behaviors can affect your smile in more ways than you might realize, so it’s important to stay on the nice list. Our dentists, Dr. Mario Samaniego or Dr. Jaime Gonzalez are happy to help you by giving you the information about those behaviors. The more you know, the better!     

Naughty: Using a toothbrush that has hard bristles.
Nice: Using a toothbrush that has soft bristles.

Naughty: Not flossing daily or flossing improperly.
Nice: Taking the time to floss correctly at least once a day.

Naughty: Not wearing a mouthguard while you play sports and activities that are high in contact, like basketball and wrestling.
Nice: Wearing a mouthguard while you’re playing high-contact sports and activities as well as when you’re doing low-contact sports and activities, like sledding and ice skating.

Naughty: Sharing forks, spoons, and other utensils with others.
Nice: Keeping your utensils to yourself and making sure everyone has what they need.

Naughty: Grinding your teeth at night or even during the day.
Nice: Taking steps to stop grinding your teeth or protecting your smile with a mouthguard.

For more information and details about these naughty and nice dental behaviors in Las Cruces, New Mexico, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to Las Cruces Dental Associates at 575.523.1479. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!