At first glance, the brushing we recommend for your smile seems easy. There’s nothing to it, right? Well, not exactly. While it may sound like it requires no instruction, you may find that you come up with question after question regarding this aspect of your dental hygiene. Even though you may feel compelled to speak up during your next visit with our Riverside, CA team, that doesn’t mean that you do! Instead, you let your “what if” questions build up. We don’t suggest this! Instead, your Riverside dentist urges you to ask us whatever is on your mind, even if you feel a little shy. The more you know, the easier it will be to care for your smile (and talk yourself out of things that you probably know aren’t a good choice).

What If I Didn’t Eat Any Sugar Today?

You might try to convince yourself that since you didn’t eat any sugar, you probably don’t need to brush your teeth for the day! Unfortunately, you have plaque coating your smile every day that requires removal twice a day with brushing (and with once-a-day flossing, too). While it’s certainly to your benefit to avoid eating the stuff that feeds bacteria that live within your plaque (like sugars and carbs), you still need to brush, explains your Riverside dentist.

What If I Just Can’t Get My Smile Clean?

Giving up isn’t the right answer. If you find that even with your dedication to brushing, nothing is working, you will need to come in for a dental checkup! It may be that you have buildup from falling behind on cleanings. You may need to try a new product (like an electric toothbrush) or you may need help with your technique. The only way to fix this is to come in to ask!

What If I’m Not Sure What To Do?

If you are brushing every day as we suggest for preventive dental care but you’re not really sure that you’re doing things correctly, you might feel like you’re wasting your time. Unfortunately, you may also feel shy about asking your Riverside dentist for help. Don’t feel shy! Ask. We will always be more than happy to run through the foundational details with you when it comes to brushing, flossing, and caring for your teeth and gums.

Protect Your Smile With Your Riverside Dentist’s Tips

Come in to learn from your Riverside dentist when it comes to the best ways to maintain a clean and healthy smile. 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.