You might have grown up hearing, “Take your fingers out of your mouth!” Every cold and flu season, you are reminded to keep your hands away from your mouth. Why? Well, because you touch lots and lots of things every day (that other people touch), which means you’re carrying any myriad of germs around on fingers and beneath fingernails. What you don’t want is to put those fingers into your mouth and to end up sick. So, you may ask our Corona, CA team where that leaves you in terms of practicing your dental care. Our guess? Confused! As for the help you want, your Corona dentist is ready with information!

It’s The Only Way To Floss

You are already well aware that when you brush your teeth, you may end up touching your mouth. When you floss, well, you’re most certainly placing your fingertips into your mouth. So, if this goes against all of your deeply ingrained feelings about such things, your Corona dentist provides you with a reminder: When it’s for your oral health care, it’s okay. You’re allowed to give yourself this exception because without it, your smile health will decline!

Remember To Wash

Yes, you’re allowed to place your fingers in your mouth to practice your home dental care (no, you are required to do it). However, we also remind you that in order to do is safely without all of that germ ingesting, you should always wash your hands before you practice dental hygiene or even a quick flossing session. Just wash with soap and water. Then, you can feel relaxed, suggests your Corona dentist.

When You’re Out And About

So, you ask, what about when you’re out and about, you’re eating at a restaurant, and you feel food get stuck? Can’t you just reach in to fix the problem? What else is there to do? Fortunately, this is easy. First, you can start by sipping some water and quickly swishing it around to see if that helps. If not, do your best to carry floss with you! That way, you may excuse yourself, head to the restroom, wash your hands, and floss. Then, you may return to the table with a comfortable smile and nothing to worry about!

Gather Safe Dental Hygiene Tips

When you’re feeling uneasy about an aspect of your dental hygiene, remember that your Corona dentist is here to help you feel much better. Ask about your concerns, so we can provide guidance. Give us a call in Corona, 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.