Yep, when you go for several months without really brushing and flossing your teeth and you end up with tooth decay, you might find yourself experiencing that sensation that can be quite uncomfortable: Guilt! You feel bad for having neglected your smile, you feel embarrassed about it, you wonder why you didn’t just follow through with dental hygiene, and you feel like your guilt just won’t let go! Good news: You can let go of that guilt when you instead choose to channel your emotions differently (and in ways that are more beneficial for your smile). Allow your Moreno Valley dentist of our Moreno Valley, CA practice to offer some helpful suggestions.

Choose To Feel Motivated

Yes! You can decide to use feeling a little bit guilty about your oral health at the moment as fuel to become motivated instead! Sure, it would have been nicer if you had taken care of your smile and all was well. However, what you’ve got right now is a problem that needs fixing. So, choose motivation! Come in to see your Moreno Valley dentist for restorative care and head home with a healthy smile again (then, of course, hold onto that motivation to keep your smile healthy).

Choose To Experience A Clean Slate!

Our team suggests instead of holding onto your feelings of the past and worrying about what’s gone on with your smile before, you should begin with a clean slate! Once you’ve gotten your smile back on track, simply remember: It’s healthy now! Focus on the current health and current state of your smile, suggests your Moreno Valley dentist, so you can begin with a foundation of positivity to work off of when it comes to maintaining your smile as it is today!

Choose To Become Proactive!

Keeping in line with the thought behind becoming motivated instead of sticking with guilt, why not consider taking additional action once your smile is safe and healthy again? Your Moreno Valley dentist strongly suggests using your guilt that you’ve shed to become proactive! Don’t want to end up with cavities or other issues again? No problem. Become super dedicated to preventive care!

Motivate Yourself To Care For Your Smile Today!

If it’s been a long time or you’re having some issues with your oral health, don’t let guilt get in the way. Instead, come in soon to get back on track! 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.