Rest assured, you are not the only patient our Moreno Valley, CA practice will ever see who is shocked by damage that has impacted your smile. Sometimes, the path that leads you there is a very obvious one. However, in other cases, you may find yourself feeling blindsided by the development of injury, tissue loss, and otherwise that you never saw coming! While your Moreno Valley dentist can certainly speak to problems you are currently having when you see us for a visit, we’d like to help you begin connecting the dots by offering up frequently very surprising causes of damage (that you can now look out for!).


You know that gingivitis is something that you should avoid because it’s right up there with cavities: You don’t want them! However, you may not realize that this initial stage of gum disease is something that can kick off a future with some serious smile damage! Remember, if you receive treatment for this issue, it goes away and oral health is recovered. However, if you neglect it, you can deal with the destruction of gums, ligaments, and teeth. Your Moreno Valley dentist, of course, suggests you become serious about prevention!

Bruxism Disorder!

Bruxism disorder is one of those often confusing problems. You don’t necessarily know it’s happening but if your Moreno Valley dentist notices it and suggests treatment, suddenly you’re aware of the problem. However, you may remain unimpressed by the potential for serious damage. Remember: If you don’t follow through with treatment, bruxism can cause cracked teeth and even tooth loss (and TMJ disorder!). Treat it!

Missing Your Visits

Missing visits seems not-so-serious, when you’re doing a wonderful job with brushing and flossing at home. However, remember that this isn’t enough. Tartar is still forming, when you miss a tiny bit of plaque, which can encourage inflamed gum tissue, cavities, and more. Keep those visits scheduled with your Moreno Valley dentist!

Keep Your Smile Strong And Healthy 

Focus on the fact that in order to keep your smile strong, healthy, and safe, your best bet is becoming extremely dedicated to your preventive dental care. Learn all about a successful approach when you see us! 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.