There are some questions you probably ask yourself every night, such as, “Did I lock the door?” or, “What do I need to prepare for tomorrow’s breakfast?” Maybe you plan out your outfit for the following day. In addition to the usual inquiries that you use as general reminders, your Riverside dentist also recommends that you ask yourself some questions that relate to your smile health. Ready to take some into consideration, so you’re making the most of your evening hours when it comes to keeping your smile safe and healthy? Let’s get to it!

#1: When Should I Brush And Floss?

Your Riverside dentist wants you to get used to checking in with yourself on a nightly (and every morning, of course) basis to ask yourself whether you’ve made it through your much needed dental hygiene session. Ask yourself when you’re planning on doing this after you eat dinner or during some other convenient time before you’re tired. You can then plan it out, rather than finding yourself cuddled up in bed without even the slightest motivation to drag yourself out of bed to care for your smile!

#2: Do I Have My Treatment On?

What type of treatment do you wear or use? Do you wear a retainer? Do you have an oral appliance for TMJ disorder, bruxism, or sleep apnea? If there’s something you’re supposed to use nightly, then your Riverside dentist suggests you actually ask yourself nightly before getting into bed if you’re wearing it!

#3: Do I Need To Do Anything For My Smile Tomorrow?

You might not ask yourself this every single night but our team encourages you to remember to check in with yourself when you can. Don’t forget that it’s very easy to wake up in need of toothpaste or in need of scheduling a dental checkup only to forget, come home from your day, get into your pajamas, and then remember. When you review things the night before, you can plan to take care of them first thing in the morning, add toothpaste or whatever you require to your shopping list, and then settle in during the evening stress free.

Your Dentist Can Help You Enjoy A Successful Nighttime Routine

When you visit with our team, take some advice to heart that will allow you to enjoy successful nighttime dental hygiene and smile care. 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.