The best way to maintain a healthy smile is to avoid the onset of common problems. With , we focus on stopping common issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, from even starting. At Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, our team will work hard to keep your teeth and gums beautiful and free of dental disease.

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventive Dentistry

Question: Why do we need regular checkups?

Answer: Routine checkups allow our doctors to obtain a clear look at your smile and watch for the warning signs of serious health problems. We can then recommend treatment before a problem progresses any further. Both children and adults should have a checkup at least once every six months.

Question: What are the benefits of dental cleanings?

Answer: Along with a checkup, children and adults should have their teeth cleaned twice a year. A cleaning involves gently removing plaque from the teeth with either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler. Otherwise, plaque will weaken the outer enamel and inflame the gums, increasing the risk of developing cavities or periodontal disease. Plaque cannot be erased with brushing and flossing alone, so you will need a dental cleaning.

Question: What is a fluoride supplement?

Answer: Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral, one that can strengthen your body’s natural defenses against tooth decay. Both children and adults can benefit from a fluoride supplement, which we will apply to the teeth in our office.

Question: How do dental sealants work?

Answer: Taking a clear plastic material, we coat the molars in the rear of the mouth. These teeth are especially hard to reach for children, so sealants keep food from becoming stuck between them. Sealants offer an excellent preventive option for fighting decay.

About Your Moreno Valley Dentists

Do you need comprehensive dental care to improve the health and beauty of your smile? If so, consult with your Riverside Dental Group dentists in Moreno Valley. We can help you achieve a lifetime of healthy, attractive smiles. To schedule an appointment at our office, contact us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.