At Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, we strive to help our patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. Most people know that brushing and flossing contribute to healthy teeth and gums, but what many people don’t know is that the formula for quality dental health is tri-fold. It takes brushing, flossing, and receiving professional dental care to maintain a truly healthy smile. Moreno Valley dentists Dr. James Lampasi, Dr. Johnny Koo, Dr. Tonia Cantrell, Dr. Norman Carter, Dr. Stephen Taylor, and our entire team are here to help you receive the dental care you need and deserve.

General Dental Care in Moreno

The American Dental Association recommends that you see the dentist every six months for professional dental cleanings and checkups, and we agree. If you have good oral health, we’d like to see you in our dental chair for routine dental appointments every six months. If you’re overcoming a dental health condition, we’d like to see you more often to ensure that your treatments are working.

At each dental appointment you have at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, three things will happen: we will clean your teeth, your Moreno Valley dentist will examine your teeth, and we will discuss with you your dental needs and smile goals.

During the cleaning portion of your appointment, one of our highly trained and skilled dental hygienists will gently remove dental plaque and tartar from your teeth, as well as check for signs of gum disease by carefully measuring the distance between your teeth and your gum tissue. If we detect signs of gingivitis, which is the beginning stage of gum disease, we will suggest possible treatments. At this time, we will also make recommendations to help you improve your dental hygiene.

Following your dental cleaning, your Moreno Valley dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. During this part of your appointment, your dentist will look for signs of bruxism (teeth grinding), TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, gum disease, oral cancer, and various other oral and dental health conditions. Also at this time, your Moreno Valley dentist will suggest any treatments or procedures that he or she believes you will benefit from. At this point in the appointment, it’s your turn to speak up about your smile goals, and your dentist will help you determine if cosmetic or restorative dentistry or orthodontic treatment will help you fall in love with your smile.

To reserve an appointment at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, call (951) 697-6800.