Sometimes, there are moments in life when you think to yourself: What type of change could I make right now that could have a big impact? Maybe a smoker decides to toss out that final pack of cigarettes. Maybe someone who doesn’t exercise often decides to run every morning. Whatever the case, our Riverside, CA team would love to help you make some big smile care changes that you can accomplish right this second! Take some suggestions from your Riverside dentist if you’d like to shift some aspect of your smile protection!

#1: Swap To Water Only For Beverages

There are so many delicious things you can choose as your beverage in the morning, during breakfast, during lunch, during dinner, and anytime in between! Of course, your Riverside dentist’s primary suggestion is to simply switch to water for every single one of your drinks throughout the day. Too much? Try swapping out the majority of them. Remember that water is so good for your smile protection! It is neutral, it helps neutralize your oral environment, it washes food and bacteria away, and it won’t stain (but can help prevent discoloration when you rinse after eating pigmented food). It also keeps your mouth hydrated!

#2: Track Your Daily Dental Hygiene

Write down each time you brush and floss. Check your list, chart, etc. at the end of the day. That way, you’ll stop missing sessions!

#3: Stop Bad Habits

You already know what your bad habits are, particularly when it comes to things that can negatively affect your smile. Your Riverside dentist suggests that you write them down, take a look at them, and give them up! Maybe you decide to stop just one of them or maybe you decide to commit to ending them all. Whatever the case, remember that these little steps can make a huge impact on your smile. Some common bad habits to consider to get started may include:

  • Chewing on objects
  • Snacking on ice
  • Biting your fingernails
  • Chewing sugar-filled gum
  • Eating candy throughout the day
  • Drinking soda

Improve Your Smile Protection

When you’re looking for ways to feel sure you are protecting your smile, we strongly suggest you come in to see your Riverside dentist. A checkup with our team will provide lots of insight! 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.