When It Comes To Oral Hygiene, Are You on the Naughty or Nice List This Year?

You may not know this, but oral hygiene is very important to Santa.  How well you take care of your teeth has a large bearing on whether you get put on the “Naughty” list or the “Nice” list.  So, which list are you on this year?  Here is how you can tell:

Nice Naughty
  • You brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice daily
  • You sometimes forget to brush at all
  • You floss your teeth at least once everyday
  • You hardly ever floss
  • You can't remember the last time you visited the dentist
  • You eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • Your diet consists mostly of sugary drinks and gummy worms
  • Your rinse your mouth or brush your teeth after eating sugary treats or eating foods
  • You sometimes forget to brush your teeth at all
  • You refrain from smoking or using tobacco products
  • You smoke at least two packs a day and regularly chew tobacco


In all seriousness, practicing good daily oral hygiene is important and will increase the likelihood of your teeth lasting for a lifetime.  Brushing and flossing daily, visiting the dentist regularly, eating a healthy diet and refraining from smoking and using tobacco products are a few things you can do to maintain good dental health.  If you take good care of your teeth now, you can avoid painful and expensive dental health problems like periodontal disease, tooth decay and tooth loss in the future.  If you find that you are on the naughty list this year, it is never too late to change.  After all, you still have a few days left until Santa arrives!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Randy Muccioli, Muccioli Dental