You know that when any type of uncomfortable or unpleasant change occurs in your life, it’s usually your body’s sign of letting you know something isn’t going quite right. When this happens to your smile, our Moreno Valley, CA team reminds you that this is usually a moment in which you should pay attention! In addition to the fact that you should schedule a checkup soon, of course, it’s also a good time to begin keeping a dental diary, suggests your Moreno Valley dentist. Consider some additional information!

#1: When You’re Getting Headaches

Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you that it’s not normal to get headaches on a daily basis. Of course, there are so many different reasons this may be happening! With that said, whether the main cause is something we can help you with at our dental practice or not, when you keep a diary of the things you ate, what you did during the day, and when the pain started (and hopefully stopped), it can point to significant factors that may let you know who to visit first. For instance, if your pain seems to be related to jaw joint discomfort, then you may already have a sign that it’s TMJ related and that we can help you.

#2: When You’re Dealing With All Over Smile Pain

Now, let’s say you’ve been dealing with some all over pain or sensitivity associated with your smile but you’re not sure what’s going on. It doesn’t necessarily feel like a cavity or anything like that. So, what could it be? We suggest, as mentioned, keeping a diary of sorts in regard to smile pain, when it happens, etc. In some cases, this can help you and your Moreno Valley dentist quickly identify culprits, such as dental hygiene (maybe you’re brushing too hard), bruxism (grinding and clenching), etc.

#3: When You’re Exhausted Every Day

Are you tired every single day? Keep track of foods, sleep, snoring (if someone hears it), and other symptoms. You may simply need sleep apnea treatment!

See Your Dentist For Smile Changes

When you recognize you are experiencing any type of smile changes, from minor to significant, remember to contact your dentist. Coming in for a dental checkup will always be your smartest first choice. 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.