Do you ever wonder what you’re supposed to do when you find yourself in a difficult hygiene-related situation? For instance, you end up stuck at a friend’s house because of inclement weather or car troubles – as a result, you plan to stay there for the night but you don’t have your toothbrush on hand! What to do? Let’s make our way through a quick yet informative quiz, so your Moreno Valley Dentist can help you become clear regarding what to do about last-minute hygiene concerns.

Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: It’s okay to skip your dental hygiene session for just one night or a full day if you are having a hard time getting to a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  2. True or False: When you are without your usual dental hygiene products, you may wish to consider rinsing your mouth with water and chewing sugarless gum to promote cleaner teeth.
  3. True or False: Your Moreno Valley Dentist insists that it’s best to go to a store to purchase a brush and toothpaste or to simply skip your session – sharing a toothbrush is never a good idea.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. If you are in an emergency situation, then of course you may not be thinking too much about your smile. However, when you are simply in an inconvenient situation, skipping your dental hygiene session can lead to the formation of tartar, which can threaten your oral health. It’s best to never miss a session.
  2. True. Your Moreno Valley Dentist suggests this solution. If you absolutely cannot get your hands on hygiene products, water will help dislodge debris and plaque and rinse away bacteria. Sugarless gum will help with the same.
  3. True. If you cannot find a temporary replacement brush, it’s best to rely on rinsing with water. Sharing a brush may introduce new, often harmful bacteria and germs into your mouth.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our 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 a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.