You probably spend a significant amount of time thinking about the things that you should do for your smile, the products you should buy, and the way you should go about safeguarding your oral health. What you might not think so much about, however, is the stuff you should avoid. While it’s wonderful to focus on the positive aspects of dental care, your Corona dentist suggests some factors to steer clear of when doing your very best to keep your smile protected.

Stop Pretending You Have Superhero Teeth

If you spend any time convincing yourself that your teeth are strong beyond belief, more resilient than anyone else’s teeth, or that they’ll be okay “just this once,” it’s time to stop. When you expect too much from your smile, explains your Corona dentist, you put yourself at great risk of complications. Maybe you think your teeth are very strong, so you use them to tear open hard-to-pry-open packages. Perhaps you figure your teeth have been healthy for quite some time, so choosing not to brush for a couple nights won’t matter much. These thoughts can get you into trouble! Remember that all teeth require consistent upkeep (and that they can break).

Stop Being Your Own Dentist

You might suddenly get a great idea regarding an oral health issue you’re having, you might search the internet until you find a convincing DIY (do-it-yourself) article, or you may come up with a creative way to solve a problem. Unfortunately, this road can only lead to additional problems. Rather than meddle with something with which you have no expertise (from trying to fix gum disease to removing food stuck between teeth), your Corona dentist has only one suggestion: Schedule a dental checkup, so we can offer professional care.

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.