Are you ready to wrap gifts, your Riverside dentist asks? Perhaps you’re extremely excited because you love choosing beautiful papers, coordinating ribbons, and more. However, in addition to feeling ready on a sentimental level, would you say you’re also ready to do so in a way that keeps your teeth, gums, and other aspects of your oral health safe? If you are shaking your head because you really aren’t certain what we’re implying, it might be time to think through some very important suggestions!

Take Your Teeth Out Of The Equation

When you’re preparing to wrap gifts, take your teeth out of the equation completely. Your entire mouth for that matter! If you use your mouth to assist you, you run the risk of injury, explains your Riverside dentist. Whether you cut yourself, damage a tooth, irritate your jaw joints, or otherwise, you can easily avoid this type of damage!

Reach For Simple Solutions

So, you usually put your oral health at risk by using your teeth to help you gift wrap because you want things to be easier! However, now that you know this is a very bad idea, you may wonder what to do about it. First, you can simply gather up your usual materials (and scissors) ahead of time, so you’re ready to go. However, for a bit of extra help, consider the following suggestions from your Riverside dentist:

  • Use stick-on bows, so you aren’t struggling with cutting or tying ribbon
  • Use a paper-cutter for easy, straight, immediate cutting
  • Use a pop-up scotch tape dispenser that dispenses individual pieces, so you don’t have to grapple with tearing it!

Make The Holidays Safe For Your Smile

Remember that we are always going to be full of helpful advice for you and your smile! Come in to find out more about protecting your oral health. Give us a call in Riverside, 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.