Already doing what you think is a very good job with your dental hygiene and preventive care with us, so you wonder what you might be able to do a better job of in 2019? Good for you! Our Riverside, CA team is proud that you’ve taken it upon yourself to strive to do your best for your smile in the future! Now, as for what you might be able to do better as we make our way into the new year? Your Riverside dentist has some easy-to-follow recommendations for habits to consider for a successful go of it!

Consider Your Daily Food Habits

Ask yourself how you’re doing with your daily food habits, suggests your Riverside dentist. Do you think you’re doing a great job with eating a diverse array of fruits, veggies, and proteins? How about whole grains? Are you thoughtful about drinking water to clean foods from your smile after you eat? The following should help:

  • Eat healthy, whole foods when you can for a healthy smile and good overall nutrition
  • Try to avoid too many snack foods and desserts
  • Remember to keep your smile clean from food debris throughout the day by chewing sugarless gum after meals and snacks or by rinsing (you may also brush and floss if you wish!)

Consider Other Daily Habits

Ask yourself about your other daily habits that don’t include food but that do include your teeth. Are you protecting your oral health when it comes to your activities? Your Riverside dentist reminds you of the following:

  • If you take part in sports, remember to wear your mouthguard
  • If you suffer from bruxism disorder or TMJ disorder, let us know and come in to receive treatment!
  • If you bite your nails, find a way to stop
  • Avoid using your smile as an extra hand or a tool, so you may avoid damage
  • Don’t ever chew ice!

Consider Your Dental Hygiene Details

Our team encourages you to take a look at your usual dental hygiene practices. If you’ve been doing an exceptional job, then keep on going! If you think there’s room for improvement in 2019, then by all means, make sure you’re brushing frequently enough and long enough, that you’re using the right products, and that you’re flossing! Need help? Just mention it.

Improve Your Smile By Scheduling Visits With Us In 2019

Don’t overlook the fact that in order to maintain stellar oral health, you’ll need to see us for prevention (and possibly more) in 2019! 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.