There are probably already times that you’ve programmed your brain to remember: I must wash my hands! However, there may be moments that we think you should be washing with soap and water that you’re ultimately overlooking. Today, take some tips from your Moreno Valley dentist that can help protect both your smile health and your overall health.

#1: Before Dental Hygiene

Why bother washing your hands before your dental hygiene, you wonder? Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you that everything you’re touching is going into your mouth. Even if you’re very careful, it’s always smarter and makes things much easier if you simply wash first. You limit the amount of germs that you spread onto your products and the amount that make it into your mouth.

#2: After Dental Hygiene

“But I practically just washed my hands!” you might be thinking. True, you did. However, once you have saliva on your hands from brushing and flossing, it’s good to wash. This is particularly true if you’re sick, explains your Moreno Valley dentist. It will help stop you from accidentally sharing your germs with those around you.

#3: Before You Eat

You really should. Your Moreno Valley dentist will suggest that you keep your fingers out of your mouth as often as possible to limit transfer of germs and damage (biting nails, for instance, can hurt your teeth). In addition, remember that when you eat, you’re likely to touch the food, touch your mouth, and more. Even if you’re using utensils rather than holding and eating pizza, this really is a helpful tip

Learn More About Protecting Your Mouth Health!

Talk with us about ways to practice your dental care safely and effectively during visits. Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.