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Your smile means a lot to Dr. Payam Bostani and our dental team. This is why we encourage you to do all you can to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. One of the things you can do is avoid smile-harming habits. Those smile-harming habits are:

Using a hard-bristled toothbrush: A hard-bristled toothbrush can hurt your smile more than you might realize, especially because it can severely irritate your gums, making them pull away from the base of your teeth. So, please make sure to clean your smile with a soft-bristled toothbrush rather than a hard-bristled toothbrush.

Forgetting to floss daily: If you want to have a top-notch smile and oral health, then it’s extremely important to floss your teeth at least once a day. This is because it’s a vital technique that is required to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. So, please remember to floss once a day with a product of your choice.

Not wearing a mouthguard: Participating in high-contact sports and activities can be extremely threatening and damaging to your smile if you don’t wear a mouthguard, especially because hard, forceful objects tend to hit your mouth. When this happens, there is a chance your teeth could be injured or even knocked out. So, please wear a mouthguard while you are active.

Sharing utensils: Whether you believe it or not, sharing your utensils exposes your mouth to bacteria that promote and create tooth decay. So, it’s best to avoid sharing your spoons, forks, and toothbrushes with others.

Avoiding these habits by brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush, flossing each day, wearing a mouthguard, and not sharing utensils will help you maintain a top-notch oral health in Burbank, California. To learn more details about the tips we’ve provided, please call Dr. Bostani's Advanced Dental at 818-973-7100 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to answer your questions so you can better care for your smile.