Is it likely that you have a dental problem occurring right now that you are completely unaware of? No, we don’t think that every single patient who crosses over our threshold is plagued with sneaky, secret problems that they are completely oblivious to! However, is it possible that an oral disease is beginning to develop but that you won’t notice it for quite some time? Yep. Absolutely. So, what can you do about this without turning into a neurotic mess in regard to your smile, you ask our Moreno Valley, CA team? This is a very easy one! Simply make sure you schedule checkups every six months with your Moreno Valley dentist, so you can keep ahead of the following…

#1: Gingivitis

While we’re not insinuating that you’re definitely going to end up with gingivitis (if you brush and floss and keep up with cleanings, you’ll likely avoid it), we are implying that you might not notice it when it begins. Why not? Well, because it’s a bit sneaky. Just as it starts to develop, the changes may be too minor for you to notice. Once it develops further, you may, of course recognize common symptoms like gums that no longer look calm but instead look red, purple, aggravated, puffy, and that may hurt, too. The good part? Our team will notice this change if you’re coming in for dental checkups and we can then help you resolve the problem.

#2: Cavities

Just like with gingivitis, the very beginning of decay may not feel like much. However, when you come in for your dental checkups, we can often detect the very start of the softening of your enamel with advanced imaging. It’s to your benefit to keep up with your Moreno Valley dentist’s preventive care, so you can either reverse what will soon be a cavity or treat it immediately.

#3: Infection

Do you need a root canal treatment? Not sure because your tooth feels perfectly fine? Infection is another smile concern that can begin forming without you realizing it. When it’s discovered nice and early by your Moreno Valley dentist, it’s usually quite simple to treat. When it has time to blossom and spread, it can be quite destructive! Keep those checkups coming, so your smile is safe.

Protect Your Smile With Dental Checkups

Come in for your checkups twice every year, so you allow us to find and treat concerns you cannot detect on your own! 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.