Do you feel like Thanksgiving took quite a toll on your oral health? Perhaps you are feeling some regret regarding the sugary treats, acidic cranberry sauce, and staining wine that you indulged in with complete abandon! Whatever the case, a quick lapse in attention to dental hygiene does not mean you cannot easily find yourself back on track. Consider some helpful preventive care suggestions, so you can regain your usual habits and feel good about your smile again.

Suggestion #1: Contact Us

If you neglected to brush or floss even once, plaque on your teeth may have hardened into tartar, which you cannot remove with your own efforts. Whatever your holiday was like, it’s always wise to schedule a preventive care visit with us, so we may thoroughly clean your teeth. This is particularly important if you have not yet visited us for your second yearly cleaning and checkup.

Suggestion #2: Immediately Reestablish Good Habits

Did you accidentally fall asleep on Thanksgiving night without brushing your teeth? Perhaps you ate a lot of sugar without rinsing and brushing afterwards. No worries – the best solution is to get right back on track. Begin brushing your teeth twice a day again. Make sure you floss once a day. If you require restorative care, we will suggest the treatments necessary to bring you back to optimal oral health.

Suggestion #3: Ask About Cosmetic Care

Are you under the impression that it was the final glass of red wine or evening coffee that pushed your somewhat lackluster smile over the edge? If you have discovered after visiting with friends and family that you are embarrassed by your smile’s discoloration, your preventive care habits will help. However, for a true transformation, speak with us about cosmetic care options like teeth whitening.


Dental Associates of Woodcrest is a team of dental professionals dedicated to providing you and your entire family with compassionate care and a full spectrum of dental services. To learn more about our preventive, cosmetic, restorative, or emergency dentistry care, contact our Riverside office today at (951) 776-9001 to schedule a visit. We also look forward to offering care to patients from Temecula, Corona, Moreno Valley, and surrounding communities.