There’s nothing like seeing the beautiful sun-filled sky in the summertime, as you get excited about months of enjoyable outdoor fun. However, your Riverside dentist would like to remind you that getting swept away with the fun could cause you to forget about your oral health. Fortunately, planning your summer with a little extra forethought is all it takes to ensure your smile stays bright and healthy as you make your way through the warm weather.

Beware The Citrus

Remember that snacking on oranges and sipping on lemonade is always fun and delicious and oh so summery. However, it’s not very kind on your teeth. Both the acids and sugars promote the weakening of your enamel and, subsequently, tooth decay. Your Riverside dentist suggests you enjoy these in moderation – or, at the very least, immediately drink water or rinse with water after you consume citrus. Then, brush your teeth a half hour later if possible.

Plan Ahead For Travel

Keeping your smile safe and sound during your summer travels can be easy – as long as you take just a few moments to plan ahead. Your Riverside dentist suggests writing a list of the things you will need and then checking it off before you zip up your luggage. Don’t forget the following:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Oral Appliance (such as for sleep apnea, bruxism, or TMJ disorder)
  • Mouthwash (if you use it)

Don’t Avoid Visits

Do you need to schedule a checkup because it’s simply time for your next cleaning and exam? Or, does something feel not-so-good? Call us – it will require less of your time to schedule a checkup and any restorative care ASAP than if you wait too long and require complex care later on.

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.