Do you think good, healthy thoughts every morning and every night, shield yourself from coughing and sneezing individuals when you’re out and about, and cross your fingers in hopes that you will avoid the flu or a cold this winter season? If so, you’re not alone! You’re also not in the clear just yet. Did you know that even your dental hygiene routine might leave you (or those you love) vulnerable to contracting a virus? Don’t worry. Your Temecula dentist has advice to protect you.

One Brush Per Person, Please

Your Temecula dentist explains that if you want to avoid catching the viruses that cause the common cold or influenza, you’re going to want to remember that you need your very own toothbrush, your spouse needs a dedicated brush, your kids need their own brushes, as well as visitors … you see where we’re headed with this one. When two people share a brush, they share germs, too. Enough said.

Where Have Those Germs Spread?

Dental hygiene is not necessarily a graceful or neat experience. It can be a bit messy, you may end up with some saliva on your hands, and the list goes on. As a result, transmitting germs to the faucet handles, the toothpaste, the medicine cabinet, the sink, and more is highly possible. Keep germs from spreading by washing hand more often, wiping off toothpaste before the next use, and wiping down the sink after you use it.

All Better! Now What?

You’re all better? Your Temecula dentist suggests that you refresh your dental hygiene products (namely, your toothbrush) with new ones. Let the bad germs end up in the trashcan, so the sickness stays away!

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.