Do you currently have a completely solid handle on what it takes to keep your smile in tip-top condition? Are you feeling uncertain – hoping you are, in fact, a master of dental hygiene – but worrying that you actually know very little? The great news is that once you learn the fundamentals of a healthy smile, you will know what to do for the rest of your life! For now, however, we suggest you begin with a quick quiz to determine what you have learned and what you may still need to find out.

Dental Hygiene: True-or-False Quiz

  1. True or False: Dental hygiene only includes the care you provide your smile at home.
  2. True or False: Your daily hygiene routine at home should include brushing and flossing – it is also essential that you are brushing frequently enough and for periods that provide you with effective results.
  3. True or False: If you are unsure about which products to purchase or how to most effectively care for your smile, we will not be able to help you with these details – instead, we suggest you take a close look around on the Internet for the information you need.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. When it comes to keeping your teeth and gums clean, your dental hygiene relies both on your ability to provide consistent home care and your dedication to visiting us for professional preventive care visits.
  2. True. You should be brushing your smile every single day, two times a day, spending two minutes each time you brush. You should also make sure that you are flossing your smile once a day, making your way through your entire smile to remove plaque and debris from between teeth.
  3. False. We are always extremely happy to assist you in polishing your dental hygiene at home. We will give demonstrations in the office, so you can see how to floss and brush. We will also make suggestions for hygiene products, so you feel good with your purchases.



At Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, your dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, CA and all surrounding locations. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951) 697-6800.