St. Patrick’s Day is always a ton of fun, thanks to the green-is-everywhere theme that even includes green food and drinks! What follows, of course, is that you can most certainly expect to find yourself sporting a green smile at some point. To ensure you get to have as much fun as your heart desires (and that your smile isn’t harmed in the meantime), take some suggestions from your Riverside dentist.

Definitely Brush!

Don’t forget to brush. In fact, in addition to brushing in the morning and evening as usual, you might want to keep a bottle of water with you (and a brush and paste, too), swish after you consume anything green, and then plan to brush within a half hour or so. You don’t want pigments and sugars saturating your smile for very long.

Let It Guide You

The great thing about having your teeth covered in green food coloring is that it makes it much easier to see where you missed a spot. Take a closer look at your smile after you brush. Does it look completely clean? If you see any areas that still appear green, then you know where you need to be more careful about thorough brushing, explains your Riverside dentist. How’s that for turning your fun into an educational moment?

Start A Trend

Now that you’ve taken the time to be very mindful to clean your smile after your green treats, try to make this a trend! While you won’t always see the evidence that you’ve eaten something coating your teeth, keep this in mind in the future. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean your smile isn’t covered in sugars, etc. After snacks and treats, always rinse (then brush), suggests your Riverside dentist.

Check In With Us For Holiday Tips

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or any other holiday, let us know if you have questions or want some tips! 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.