Category: Oral Hygiene

Smart Oral Health Habits To Practice Throughout Each Day

From the start of your day to its finish, you will have opportunities to take care of your smile. When you wake up, and before you go to bed, you can directly address potential problems with tooth decay and gum disease by brushing and flossing. In between those times, your decisions regarding what to eat… Read more »

Your Temecula Dentist’s Quiz: Bedtime Habits!

Your Temecula dentist knows that your bedtime habits might need some help. Is this true? Would you say that your morning and evening smile health routines are running like well-oiled machines? Or, would you say that you’ve got a few kinks to iron out before everything is nice and streamlined? If it’s the latter, we’re… Read more »

The Incredibly Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Mouthwash

A trip down the dental care aisle used to be easy, with just a few brands and not nearly so many varieties to choose from. These days, even picking out a mouthwash can seem like a monumental task, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. To help you make the right choice… Read more »

Hands, Germs, and your Dental Health

to stay healthy. Contaminants can easily enter our eyes, noses, and mouths when we touch a contaminated surface, and then touch these areas on our face. The last thing you want to do is to transfer germs to your mouth, jeopardizing your oral and overall health. Your dental care professional must take care to not… Read more »

Oral Hygiene FAQs

Many people have questions abut the basics of oral hygiene when they go to the dentist. Technology and available products change all the time, and you may want to know if your practices have you on the right track. Some of the most common questions the Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group hear from patients include:… Read more »

Brushing Up on Brushing your Teeth

We learn to brush our teeth as children, and the practice is usually instilled firmly. Many people are brushing their teeth as adults in the exact same way they brushed their teeth as a small child. Unfortunately, if you were not taught proper brushing procedures, all of the regularity in the world won’t equivocate the… Read more »

Chewing Gum Responsibly

Some people are avid gum chewers, and some find gum completely irritating. There are so many types of chewing gums out there, it’s one of those things that runs the gamut between completely healthy and unhealthy. The Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group encourage you to chew away, provided your gum of choice is sugar-free and… Read more »

The Importance of Daily Flossing

Levi Spear Parmly was a dentist in New Orleans. He is credited with inventing silken dental floss back in 1815, though it is believed that Native Americans taught Pilgrims to gnaw on sticks to create a combination toothbrush/floss for removing debris from between teeth. Flossing has come a long way over the years, with biodegradable… Read more »

Stop your Poor Dental Habits Before it’s too Late

There’s more to the journey towards keeping your teeth healthy than just brushing and flossing. Yes, biannual dental checkups walk you down the next mile. But if you want to reach the finish line and keep your natural teeth for the rest of your life, you need to treat them with the same care you… Read more »