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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
May 23, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Find out if the care you are giving your smile everyday is enough to keep it healthy.oral hygiene

You may think you know what keeps your smile healthy and what habits and other factors could contribute to decay and gum disease, but are you doing everything you should on a daily basis to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy? Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, offers up some advice on how to maintain the very best oral health.

Use the Right Dental Tools

While the techniques you use for keeping your teeth and gums clean is of the utmost importance, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be a bit choosy about the types of tools you use to do the job. Here are some tips to follow:

  • Always choose a soft-bristled toothbrush, which will be gentle enough on your teeth to not damage enamel but will still be able to efficiently clean your teeth.
  • The type of floss you choose to use is your own personal preference, but if you have braces or large gaps between your teeth you may want to consider interdental brushes instead.
  • Always use an ADA-approved fluoridate toothpaste, which can help to prevent decay and strengthen tooth enamel.

Technique is Key

While most people think they know how to brush and floss their teeth, they may be surprised to find out that they are missing a crucial step or aren’t doing something right. This is where our Rancho Cucamonga general dentist comes in to help brush up on how you brush and floss your teeth.

Brushing

  • Always angle the toothbrush 45 degrees at the gumline
  • Use a back-and-forth motion to clean the front of your teeth
  • Don’t forget to brush in an up-and-down motion on the back surfaces of the teeth
  • Make sure to also brush your tongue, which harbors a lot of bacteria

Flossing

  • Make sure to use a generous amount of floss every time you floss (about 15-18 inches)
  • Hold it between the thumb and forefinger on both hands and pull it taut
  • Then, carefully wiggle the floss into the space between your teeth
  • Make sure to hug the sides of each tooth and move the floss up and down to dislodge plaque and food
  • Also, don’t forget to floss along the gumline
  • Be careful when removing floss from between each space. You never want to pull it or force it from between teeth, as it can cause damage.

Regardless of whether you have questions about how to care for your smile or you need to get professional teeth cleaning, call Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga to get the answers and dental care you deserve.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn about dental implants from your Rancho Cucamonga dentist.dental implants

Are you ready for a brand new smile? Dental implants are a popular, long-term solution for people with missing teeth. Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, offers state-of-the-art dental implants to their patients. Dr. John Stockdale is one of the country's finest dentists. Read on to get answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an aesthetic alternative to dentures and bridgework. Implants are small anchors made of titanium that are inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth roots. After the bone has bonded to the implants, replacement teeth are secured to the top of the implants.

Why Do People Choose Implants?

The decision to replace your missing teeth with dental implants is an excellent investment in your appearance and the quality of your life. Implants will make your smile whole again. They will fill out a face that otherwise would look sunken because of lost teeth. Dental implants will also help restore your ability to chew food.

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

You are an ideal dental implant candidate if you have healthy gums and adequate bone to support implants. You must be committed to thorough dental hygiene to keep your smile healthy and schedule regular dental visits. If you want to get your smile back, ask your dentist if dental implants are an option for you.

How Do I Care For Dental Implants? 

Good oral hygiene must take place before, during and after placement of implants to keep them healthy. Dental implants are like your own teeth and will require conscientious at-home oral care and regular dental visits. In order to keep your new dental implants plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply.

What Will Happen Without Treatment?

One or more missing teeth can have many negative effects on your oral health including shifting of teeth and changes in the jaw joint. Without treatment, your jawbone will begin to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will also affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.

You look so much better when you smile. Make your smile your signature accessory. Call Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, at (909) 987-0040 right now to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stockdale. Don't you owe it to yourself to get your smile back? 

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
January 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Before the advent of modern preventive dentistry, tooth loss was considered a natural part of life, largely to be expected with age. dental implantsAlthough many people are now keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before, there are still many factors that continue to cause some degree of tooth loss for millions of Americans every year, according to the American Dental Association. Even with good oral hygiene habits and regular care from a dentist, illness, accidents and sports injuries can lead to tooth loss. In addition to potentially ruining a smile, missing teeth can also contribute to oral and general health problems.

Dr. John Stockdale, your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA recommends dental implants for qualified adult patients missing anywhere from one to just a few, or even all of their natural teeth.

Smile Restoration with Dental Implants in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Implants restore missing teeth in two stages. Unlike other methods, which only replace the visible, cosmetic portion of the tooth below the gums, dental implants also restore the root, which helps to preserve and grow healthy new bone tissue. They also securely anchor the cosmetic dental crown in place, making implants the most secure and permanent dental replacement available.

The implants, made of a small, biocompatible titanium screw, are surgically placed in the gums, where they fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. Once the implant has healed, the cosmetic crown is attached, completing the restoration. Implants can be used to restore a single tooth, bridges or an entire set of dentures, with just a few implants. Adults in good overall health with enough oral bone density may qualify for dental implants. Once in place, implants require rigorous oral hygiene care at home and regular follow-up visits with a dentist.

Find a Dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Tooth loss can happen to anyone, but the negative effects on oral health and the cosmetic appearance of your smile no longer have to be permanent. For more information on the benefits of implants and whether they are the right tooth replacement option for you, contact Renaissance Dental Care by calling (909) 987-0040 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stockdale today.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
January 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Are you interested in finding out how porcelain veneers could transform your smile?

As much as we might not like it, appearances are important. It doesn’t seem all that hard to believe when you imagine just how many veneerstimes you show your smile to those around you: When you smile and wave at your neighbors. When you greet the cashier at the checkout counter. When you say goodbye to your coworkers or boss. When you pick up your kids from school. So, don’t you want to have the ideal smile to show off? We know you do! That’s why our Rancho Cucamonga, CA cosmetic dentist Dr. John Stockdale is happy to offer dental veneers.

The dental veneers you’ll get in Rancho Cucamonga are thin but durable shells made from porcelain. This porcelain shell is added to the front of your teeth once they have been prepared for these restorations. Dental veneers can easily hide these common dental flaws:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Discolorations
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Worn and uneven teeth
  • Minor overlapping or crooked teeth
  • Misshapen or malformed tooth

Patients often worry that these porcelain veneers will look fake, but rest assured these high-quality translucent layers are designed to mimic real teeth. The only person who will know you have veneers is you. Get veneers to change the color, shape or size of a tooth or teeth and get the smile you’ve always wanted.

In order to prepare your smile, we will need to file down some enamel from your teeth. Unlike crowns, we don’t have to remove as much enamel from your teeth (usually no more than 0.5 millimeters).

Once the veneers are individually crafted and then bonded to the front of your teeth they are designed to last up to 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. No special care is required, just treat your restorations like you would the rest of your smile when it comes to brushing and flossing and routine professional cleanings and you’ll have beautiful restorations for years to come.

Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is ready to give you the smile you know you deserve. If you want to find out whether you are a good candidate for veneers then it’s time you called our office today to schedule your consultation.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
December 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

While the goal is almost always to save a natural tooth there are scenarios in which a tooth extraction is really the best option.

There is nothing as good as your natural teeth; however, there are some scenarios in which a tooth is so badly damaged or is causing tooth extractionenough issues that the only way for our Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist Dr. John Stockdale to protect the rest of your smile is to perform a tooth extraction. Find out when a tooth extraction might just be the best course of action for your smile.

Damage

While dental fillings, root canal treatment, and crowns are often the go-to when there is are certain levels of damage, if a tooth has become so damaged by decay or injury that a filling or crown just won’t salvage the tooth then a tooth extraction may be the last resort. This is usually the most common reason why a tooth extraction is recommended.

Impacted Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that usually appear during your late teen years. While some people may not need to have these molars removed, most will. This is because wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning that the tooth doesn’t fully erupt from the gums. Wisdom teeth can also grow in crooked, causing damage to neighboring teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can also increase your chances of cavities, gum disease or infection.

Orthodontic Treatment

Sometimes prior to getting braces, we will recommend having one or more teeth pulled. This extraction is recommended to relieve crowding and to improve the results you’ll achieve through wearing braces. By removing one or more teeth prior to treatment we can help the other teeth shift into alignment more easily.

Our Rancho Cucamonga, CA restorative dentist, Dr. Stockdale, is here to make sure you always get the care you deserve. Turn to Renaissance Dental Care for all of your dental needs, no matter how minor or significant.





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