Did you know that there are some potential holiday mistakes just lurking on the horizon, which could leave you with a less healthy smile once the days of merriments have come and gone? Your Riverside dentist is here to offer preventive measures to consider throughout the holiday season, so you don’t accidentally partake in tiny blunders that can lead to serious consequences for your oral health.

Missing Brushing Sessions

Your Riverside dentist would like to remind you that your smile doesn’t know that it’s holiday time! So, just because it’s a special day doesn’t mean that you can skip even one brushing session without consequences. In fact, this time of year often requires much more attention to detail, since you are more likely to indulge in sweet things, carb-heavy foods, and to snack more often.

Daylong Sipping (And Snacking) On Sugar

About that snacking and those holiday drinks: This time of year can cause you sip on cocoa and eggnog, sample cookies and snacks, and essentially bathe your teeth in sugar and food all day long. The result is teeth that can’t catch a break from an acidic environment, which means you’re setting the ideal stage for the development of tooth decay. Your Riverside dentist suggests you rinse and brush after snacking (and that you try to sip and snack at set times, rather than in 24-hour sessions).

Forgetting About Home Treatments

Are you a bruxism, TMD, or sleep apnea patient? If so, your Riverside dentist reminds you: Don’t forget about your treatments during the holidays! This is easy to do and can negatively affect the progress (and comfort) you were enjoying.

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.