How much time and effort do you put into caring for your smile? As important as it is to protect your teeth by making smart diet choices, you should have a brushing and flossing routine that effectively keeps bacteria and food debris off of your teeth. You should also receive care on a regular basis at your dentist’s office. Our Riverside, CA dental practice can provide important preventive services on an ongoing basis. As we tend to your needs during your general exam and cleaning, we can offer guidance about your daily routine, which can help you identify and make positive changes to it.

What Does Your Current Oral Hygiene Routine Look Like?

Do you brush your teeth at least twice a day? How regular are you about flossing? If you do not have good habits in place, you will have a harder time avoiding issues with your oral health that make restorative dental work necessary. One thing to remember is that consistency is important for stopping the accumulation of harmful and unsightly tartar buildup. Plaque deposits harden in a relatively short time, and once they do, the tartar deposits they form will remain in place until your next routine teeth cleaning.

Good Hygiene Protects Your Gums As Well As Your Teeth

One thing to remember about your routine is that it should protect more than just your teeth. You should also care for your gums when you brush and floss. To make sure this is happening, look out for the warning signs of gingivitis, such as swelling, bleeding, or changes in sensitivity and tissue color. Another sign of poor periodontal health is persistent bad breath, which is certainly something you can be happier to avoid!

The Importance Of Consistent Dental Exams

Even if you have a great daily routine in place, you should rely on your dentist’s support to keep your smile in good condition. At appointments, your teeth are professionally cleaned, which removes tartar as well as plaque buildup. Your dentist can use your time in the office to look out for any signs of dental decay that need to be addressed, evidence of gum disease, or any other problem that requires professional care.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist’s Office About Your Oral Hygiene Efforts!

Your oral hygiene is important for your appearance and well-being! At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we are here to help patients take good care of their teeth and gums. To find out more about how we can help you, or to reach one of our other locations closer to you, call us at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

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 Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.