You may find that as you practice your smile care, eat meals, talk with others, and simply make it through your usual day-to-day activities that you label certain things either “normal” or abnormal. When it comes to your oral health, did you know it’s very possible you’re deeming something as “normal” when it’s really something that you should have us look at (and that may require treatment)? Your Moreno Valley dentist offers examples of some less-than-ideal situations that mean you should see us soon!

Caring For Your Smile Yields Discomfort

It’s not normal if your smile care end ups causing discomfort. Brushing your teeth should be a completely easy and comfortable process that shouldn’t result in uncomfortable teeth, gums, or other tissue. When you floss, it shouldn’t hurt your gums or yield sensitivity. If you are finding that you can’t seem to get through a dental hygiene session without saying “ouch,” it’s time for a checkup.

Talking Or Eating Results In Strange Jaw Occurrences

Moving your jaw for normal daily tasks like speaking or eating should not result in discomfort for your jaw joints. If you notice that these motions lead to popping or other unusual noises, that it hurts, that your face or jaw feels sore or stiff, or otherwise, let us know. Your Moreno Valley dentist explains that this could be a sign of (treatable) TMJ disorder.

Your Teeth Feel Like They Don’t Fit Together

If your teeth feel like they don’t fit together correctly, whether this is a new or ongoing occurrence, it’s time to tell your Moreno Valley dentist. It might mean you need orthodontics, that you need help with old or damaged dental work, or that other treatment is required. Remember that an unbalanced bite can cause multiple problems (including pain) for your oral health.

See Us Soon For Expert Level Help And Care

Rather than trying to make up your own diagnoses and determine whether your smile is okay, we suggest you see us for expert opinions and care to protect your smile. 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.