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By John Stockdale, D.D.S
October 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

How your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA can help you take care of your dentures.

Dentures are an investment in your smile and yourself. Now that you have dentures, you want to keep them looking great and feeling comfortable, so it’s important to know how to take care of your dentures. Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA can help you get the most from your dentures.

There are a few simple, but important things to remember about taking care of your dentures. You need to:

Handle your dentures carefully, so you don’t drop them. Never try to bend the clasps or the plastic.

Remove your dentures and rinse them off after eating; this helps to get rid of food particles which can irritate your tissue.

Before you put the dentures back in, gently clean your mouth out with a soft toothbrush or piece of gauze.

Clean your dentures every day with a denture cleanser, removing food, debris, and denture adhesive.

Don’t sleep with your dentures in overnight; you need to soak the denture in water or denture solution to keep the denture moist and comfortable.

Rinse off any traces of soaking solution before you put the denture back in your mouth.

Visit Dr. Stockdale regularly so he can check the condition and the fit of your denture.

Remember to only use gentle cleaning solutions made for dentures. Never use harsh abrasives, products containing bleach, or sharp tools to clean your denture. Avoid using very hot or boiling water on your denture because it can change the shape of your denture and how it fits.

If you break your denture, you can try to use a temporary repair kit available at pharmacies or grocery stores to get you by until you can see your dentist. The best solution for a damaged or broken denture is to see Dr. Stockdale right away.

Your denture is important to your self-esteem and self-confidence. You want it to give you great benefits for years, so taking care of your denture is critical. To find out more about taking care of dentures, talk with an expert. Call Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA at (909) 987-0040. He proudly serves residents of Rancho Cucamonga, North Cucamonga, and Rochester, so call today.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
October 22, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Over the last few years, dental implants have become a regular part of most dental practices, and it's easy to see why. They attractively and permanently replace a missing natural tooth in its entirety, making life easier for both dentists and patients. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Dr. John Stockdale regularly recommends dental implants for his patients. Here are a few reasons why:

You've lost a permanent tooth.

Most American adults are missing at least one permanent tooth by the time they're 30 years old. Although it's common, it's something that needs to be remedied by your Rancho Cucamonga dentist as soon as possible. It's important to replace any missing teeth with dental implants as soon as you can in order to prevent deterioration of the jawbone and shifting of the remaining natural teeth.

You need a tooth extracted.

If an accident has occurred or a previous dental restoration (such as a root canal) has failed, your Rancho Cucamonga dentist might need to extract, or pull, the affected tooth. Filling that empty space with a dental implant is highly recommended in order to keep the rest of your teeth healthy. In some cases, the post of an implant can be placed the same day as the tooth is extracted; X-rays will determine if you're a candidate.

You need dentures.

You heard right: if you need dentures, but don't want to deal with the hassle of removing them, implant-supported dentures could be in your future. Instead of relying on denture paste and suction, both the upper and lower denture plates can be attached to a series of implants - typically four on each - and held in firmly in place. Talk to Dr. Stockdale to find out if this type of denture solution is right for you.

To make an appointment with Dr. Stockdale regarding dental implants or any other dental procedure, contact Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA by calling (909) 987-0040 today.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
June 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care Routine  

Treasure your oral health by taking care of your teeth and gums. At Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, your dentist, Dr. John Stockdale receives numerous questions about proper oral hygiene. You can develop and maintain a good routine with his help.

What's the most important aspect of oral hygiene?

It's day-to-day care--brushing, flossing, diet, and just plain looking at your teeth and gums to observe any changes. The American Dental Association (ADA) urges children through senior adults to brush twice a day and floss daily to remove harmful plaque.

Be sure to use a quality, fluoride toothpaste and flossing product you prefer. Take your time when you brush and floss--at least two minutes when you brush and as long as necessary when you floss. Your diligence will be obvious to your hygienist at your next routine appointment at Renaissance Dental Care, and as years go on, you'll experience far fewer cavities and problems with your gums.

Also, six-month check-ups and hygienic cleanings take your at-home habits a step further, putting professional eyes and hands on your preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental needs and goals. Together, you and your Rancho Cucamonga dentist can protect your oral health for years to come.

What else can you add to your routine?

Here are several things you may not even think of, but Dr. Stockdale knows how critical they are to your oral health:

  • Look at your teeth and gums. Note any changes in gum or tooth color or if a filling appears damaged in any way. Report a sore which does not heal quickly or any kind of dental pain to your dentist right away. The quicker you receive treatment, the less complicated it will be.
  • Replace your toothbrush every two to three months or any time it looks frayed or worn. You need the right tools for effective oral care. Also, change the brush after having the flu, cold or sinus infection.
  • Consume several glasses of fluoridated water every day. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, and the water is a natural tooth washer and stimulates saliva, too.
  • Drink alcohol responsibly.
  • Stop smoking. It's a difficult habit to break, but your primary care physician can help you succeed.

Maximize your oral health

It's in your power to do so. Common sense and partnership with your friends at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, are keys to a healthy smile and a healthy you. Call for your routine cleaning and exam with Dr. John Stockdale: (909) 987-0040.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S
April 24, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Care  

Improper at-home oral care can lead to problems like gingivitis, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Fortunately, you can prevent all of these issues by maintaining a proper at-home oral care routine. You’ll find Dr. John Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and he and his team can help you remain in top oral health.

Tips for Proper At-Home Oral Care

By using the following practices, you can ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy:

  • Brush at least twice a day: Don’t forget to brush before you go to bed. This will remove the bacteria and plaque and preventing from building up while you sleep.
  • Brush correctly: Brushing should take two full minutes, and to properly perform this action, hold your brush at a 45-degree angle and brush with small circular motions.
  • Clean your tongue: Use a tongue scraper or the bristles of your brush to gently remove the bacteria from your tongue. This will help freshen your breath and keep bacteria at bay.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste: Using a toothpaste with fluoride will strengthen your teeth’s defense against tooth decay by eliminating bacteria and strengthening the surface of your teeth.
  • Floss daily: Even though you brush twice each day, you still need to floss daily. This removes particles of food that are trapped between your teeth and helps reduce plaque build-up. Flossing once a day will do the trick.
  • Rinse with mouthwash: Mouthwash doesn’t only make your breath fresh, it also reduces the amount of acid in your mouth and kills bacteria. Your dentist can recommend the best mouthwash for your needs.
  • Visit your dentist: Even if you’re using best practices at home, you still need to visit your dentist twice a year for a check-up and professional cleaning.

If you’re looking for a Rancho Cucamonga dentist, call Dr. Stockdale at (909) 987-0040 to book an appointment.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
May 22, 2019
Category: Oral Health

Do you pay attention to your gums? You should—periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease) is the biggest reason for tooth loss in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read on to learn the signs of periodontal disease and how it's treated by your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist Dr. John Stockdale!

What is periodontal disease?

Also called gum disease, gingivitis (in its mildest form), and periodontitis, periodontal disease inflames and infects gum tissue, destroyingGum Disease the supporting bone structure and adversely affecting systemic health. Although it plagues about half of the adult population in the United States by the age of 30, periodontitis can be controlled with the help of proper oral hygiene.

The key to this control is eradicating the bacteria that causes plaque and tartar. When allowed to grow, these two materials cause distressing symptoms such as:

  • Reddened, tender gums
  • Bleeding
  • Pus along the gum line
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Swelling of gum tissue
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in dental bite and alignment or in the fit of a denture

Detection and treatment by your dentist in Rancho Cucamonga

During routine dental visits, Dr. Stockdale and his team check the health status of your gums. They do this by measuring your gum pockets, the spaces between your teeth and the adjoining gum tissue. Measurements greater than three millimeters cause concern and require treatment.

Most periodontitis can be arrested and managed with a thorough tooth scaling to remove deposits of tartar and plaque. More advanced cases may require advanced services such as gum grafting. Your dentist may instill antibiotics into gum pockets as needed.

Prevention of periodontal disease

While there can be a hereditary component to gum disease, everyone can enjoy healthier gums by following these recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA):

  • Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, and floss daily to remove plaque and prevent tartar.
  • See your dentist every six months for a check-up and hygienic cleaning (some patients require more frequent cleanings.)
  • Consume a diet low in carbohydrates and processed sugars. Up your intake of fibrous vegetables and fruits.
  • Stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day. Water increases saliva and antibacterial action.
  • Avoid tobacco—both cigarettes and smokeless forms.
  • Limit how much alcohol you can consume, for these drinks dry out the mouth and encourage bacterial growth.

Healthy gums, healthy smile, healthy you

Yes, your gums play a vital role in your overall well-being. Is it time for your semi-annual check-up and cleaning with Dr. Stockdale? If so, contact Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga at (909) 987-0400.



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