Yay! It’s bedtime! That means jammies, cozy relaxation time, and sleep. But not so fast! Before you hop into bed and snooze away, our Moreno Valley, CA team wants to ensure you’re not making any common mistakes in terms of your smile protection. Are you sure that you got everything done and checked off of your smile care list? Are you doing so in a way that will promote restful sleep that takes your oral health into consideration? Your Moreno Valley dentist will see to it that the answer is “yes” with some important reminders of “oops” moments to avoid.

#1: Oops: I Flipped The Light On!

Your Moreno Valley dentist knows that when you’re getting ready for bed, you’re not going to stand in a completely dark bathroom, as you fumble to find your toothbrush, toothpaste, and more. However, you may have heard before that flipping the overhead lights on can make getting to sleep in a moment very difficult (because your mind will mistake the lights for morning sunshine). Find a gentler source of light instead, so you can see what you are doing without interrupting your rest.

#2: Oops: I Forget My Oral Appliance!

You’re getting ready for bed. You’ve got your pajamas, your glass of water, you’ve brushed your teeth, you’ve flossed, so what is left? Well, if you rely on sleep apnea treatment or another form of nightly care that helps your oral health in any way, then make sure you don’t overlook it! Leave yourself a reminder or keep it on your bedside table!

#3: Oops: My Smile Care Is Almost Complete!

Your Moreno Valley dentist wants you to remember to think through your entire day’s smile care before you get into bed. Make sure that you not only brushed twice but that you also flossed once. If you don’t, you’re doing quite a disservice to your grin!

Keep Your Smile Safe All Day And Night

Don’t forget that your smile protection doesn’t occur only throughout the day but throughout the night, as well! Speak with your Moreno Valley dentist about how to protect your smile during bedtime! 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.