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Dr. Robert Joseph Moretta, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Robert Moretta is a Dentist practicing in Huntington Beach, CA. Dr. Moretta specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
37 years Experience
Dr. Robert Joseph Moretta, D.D.S.
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • University of Southern California
  • Accepting new patients

Is it okay to swallow the gel applied for a mouth ulcer?

A small amount of the gel will not do you any damage. Don't worry about it.

Can tooth sensitivity be cured by changing toothpaste?

Yes, possibly. If the sensitivity is not pathologic. There are many over the counter toothpaste made exclusively for tooth sensitivity. Try Sensodyne. If the sensitivity persists READ MORE
Yes, possibly. If the sensitivity is not pathologic. There are many over the counter toothpaste made exclusively for tooth sensitivity. Try Sensodyne. If the sensitivity persists it may be something more serious and you'll have to see a dentist.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

The first symptom of gum disease is bleeding gums with normal flossing and brushing. Healthy tissue will not bleed. If your gums bleed while you floss, it is not because you are READ MORE
The first symptom of gum disease is bleeding gums with normal flossing and brushing. Healthy tissue will not bleed. If your gums bleed while you floss, it is not because you are flossing too hard. Normal visits, at least two per year, to your dentist will help to keep your oral health in great shape.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

Gum disease can be symptom free but one of the signs of early gum disease is bleeding while flossing or brushing. Healthy gums do not bleed. The easiest way to prevent gum disease READ MORE
Gum disease can be symptom free but one of the signs of early gum disease is bleeding while flossing or brushing. Healthy gums do not bleed. The easiest way to prevent gum disease is to see a dentist regularly.

Can I whiten my teeth with baking soda alone?

Baking soda may help whiten your teeth but be careful since it can be abrasive and lead to sensitivity if you have exposed root surfaces. I have not seen any "natural" product READ MORE
Baking soda may help whiten your teeth but be careful since it can be abrasive and lead to sensitivity if you have exposed root surfaces. I have not seen any "natural" product that really work. Do not ever try to use hydrogen peroxide. It is caustic to your tissue and can burn your gums.

I can't fix my teeth sensitivity. What do I do?

There are a couple of new OTC products for sensitive teeth. Try Crest Sensi-strips. Otherwise, your dentist may have something stronger to help.

Wisdom teeth removal

It depends on the difficulty of the extraction. Many wisdom teeth are in a proper position but there is no room for them. A general dentist can usually remove these type. Most READ MORE
It depends on the difficulty of the extraction. Many wisdom teeth are in a proper position but there is no room for them. A general dentist can usually remove these type. Most wisdom teeth never come in and can be still under the bone. These are called impacted wisdom teeth and are best removed by an oral surgeon under general anesthesia.