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You deserve to have a strong and healthy smile. Unfortunately, your teeth and gums can’t achieve that smile goal themselves. This means you need to do all you can to keep your smile in tip-top shape. You can do so by using good dental habits to your advantage and avoiding bad dental habits as much as possible. To help you do so, our dentists, Dr. Danlu Lee and Dr. Wendy Yeung, are happy to list the good and bad habits here:

Good dental habits
-Brushing your teeth at work and school (Brushing your teeth at least once at work or at school can help you have a clean and healthy smile)

-Sipping water throughout the day (Sipping water throughout the day can wash your teeth and gums regularly, which can help you avoid dental problems)

-Wearing a mouthguard when you’re active (Wearing a mouthguard when you participate in high-contact sports and activities can help you avoid dental injuries, like broken and knocked-out teeth)

Bad dental habits
-Chewing on hard objects (Chewing things like pens, pencils and ice can fracture your tooth enamel and cause tooth cracks)

-Snacking throughout the day (Snacking throughout the day constantly exposes your teeth and gums to harmful substances, like sugar and carbohydrates, that promote dental problems)

-Forgetting about your dental checkups (It’s very important to remember to attend your checkups every six months because your checkups are vital for a top-notch oral health and smile)

For more information and details about dental habits in Kirkland, Washington, please contact our dental team at Radiant Smiles Family Dentistry. When you dial (425) 828.9721, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We’re excited to hear from you!