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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
September 07, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Pain  

Find out why dental pain should never go ignored.

 

You suddenly woke up with a terrible nagging pain in your tooth that doesn’t seem to quit. Or perhaps you notice that your tooth starts to Woman's Toothachebother you whenever you chew or bite down. It’s important to know that a toothache is a warning sign that something is going on. This symptom is also considered a dental emergency, which is why you should visit our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist Dr. John Stockdale if you are dealing with dental pain of any kind. Here’s why:

It Could Be Decay

This is one of the most common reasons someone experiences a toothache, which is why this symptom shouldn’t go ignored. After all, decay won’t just go away on its own or heal itself. Once decay has damaged the enamel of your teeth the only option is to remove the decay to prevent it from spreading. The sooner you treat the issue the better. After the decay has been removed, our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, general dentist will place a dental filling.

You May Have a Fracture

There are many ways teeth can incur injuries, from biting down on something hard to being hit in the mouth while playing a contact sport. You may even notice the chip or crack, but not always; however, if your pain is the result of a fracture this usually means that the damage has affected the inside of the tooth. This kind of pain is usually pretty severe and persistent since the nerves of the teeth are now being impacted.

You Could Suffer from Sensitive Teeth

No, we don’t mean that your tooth has emotions, but tooth sensitivity means that you may experience lingering pain or discomfort after consuming something that is cold or hot. Temperature extremes are most likely to bring about tooth sensitivity; however, this could mean that your tooth has been worn down and the dentin layer (where the nerves of tooth are found) is exposed.

You Might Grind Your Teeth

This is a terrible habit that a lot of people have. Maybe you don’t even know you grind your teeth. This is because this usually happens at night. Unfortunately, teeth grinding can put excessive wear and tear on the tooth. On top of achy teeth, you may also notice a sore or stiff jawbone or frequent morning headaches.

Are you dealing with a toothache or other symptoms that are causing you concern for the health of your smile? If so, turn to the emergency dental team here at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. We will provide you with the immediate care your smile needs.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
April 24, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

Cavities don't have to be unavoidable. When you make oral hygiene a priority, you'll be less likely to experience painful tooth decay. Our oral hygieneRancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. John Stockdale, shares a few hygiene tips that will help you maintain a healthy smile.

Increase your brushing time

Thorough toothbrushing takes time. In fact, if you don't devote a full two minutes to the task, you may not be removing all of the plaque on your teeth. Plaque is a colorless, sticky substance that is responsible for tooth decay. Plaque buildup doesn't just increase your cavity risk, but may also make it more likely that you'll develop gum disease. When you fail to remove plaque regularly, it gradually turns into tartar, a hard deposit that won't budge no matter how well you brush your teeth. Fortunately, tartar can be removed during your cleanings in our Rancho Cucamonga office.

Consistency is key

Do you brush your teeth in the morning and evening, at least most of the time? Missing an occasional morning or evening brushing session may not seem like a major issue, but it can raise your tooth decay risk. The longer plaque remains on the teeth, the greater your chance that you'll develop a cavity. The trouble starts when you eat sugary foods or beverages or carbohydrate-heavy foods that are converted into sugars. The combination of plaque and sugar creates acids that weaken your tooth enamel and causes cavities.

Brushing every morning and evening without fail and flossing once each day is a must if you want to enjoy excellent oral health. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride when you brush. The mineral rebuilds weakened areas of tooth enamel, preventing cavities from occurring.

Follow brushing with mouthwash

Mouthwash freshens your breath and can reduce your cavity risk if you choose the right product. Look for mouthwashes that contain "anti-cavity" or "anti-bacterial" ingredients. Those products kill bacteria in plaque and offer a little-added protection.

Protect your smile with a good oral hygiene routine and regular dental checkups. Call our Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist, Dr. Stockdale, at (909) 987-0040 to schedule your appointment.

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.
April 17, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: CEREC Crowns  

So many individuals desire a porcelain crown to restore a tooth that is unattractive, failing or has multiple metal fillings. However, people worry about the many dental visits and time it can take to put a full gold cap or porcelain and metal alloy crown on a tooth.Dental Crowns

Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed a quick, attractive and durable way to get this restoration. It's called CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and your Rancho Cucamonga dentist offers it - saving you time and giving your tooth a sparkling, natural and healthy look and feel.

A beautiful crown in just one visit

Always an advocate of continuing education, John Stockdale DDS has the training and experience necessary to create a porcelain crown right in the office during one appointment. Using color-matching and biocompatible porcelain, the CEREC technique employs a digital camera and CAD/CAM software to image the tooth and mill a replacement right at chair side. Gone are the messy impressions and time needed to send them to an outside dental lab for fabrication of the porcelain crown.

CAD/CAM means Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing. This innovative machine and software 
enables the skilled dentist to:

  • image the tooth before and after it has been prepared (removing any decay, old fillings, etc.) to receive a crown
  • perfectly match the shape, size and color of the restoration to the patient's other teeth
  • carve a brand-new crown in under 15 minutes
  • polish, glaze and cure the crown for aesthetics and durability

A CEREC crown covers the prepared tooth with great accuracy, and there is little or no adjustment of the crown for fit with neighboring teeth or forbite. The CEREC machine designs and creates a restoration that looks great and, once cemented in place, will last indefinitely.

The whole process - from tooth preparation to design to manufacture to final fitting - takes little more than an hour. Patients need no follow-up visit, but simply keep regular appointments for cleanings and check-ups. Individuals care for their CEREC crown in the same way they care for their other teeth - with daily flossing and twice a day brushing.

Renaissance Dental Care

If you are interested in the health benefits, esthetics and convenience of a CEREC crown, look no further than Renaissance Dental Care. Dr. John Stockdale will be happy to walk you through the dental examination to determine if one of these innovative crowns is right for you. In the Rancho Cucamonga, California area, call Dr. Stockdale and his staff at 909-987-0040. Find out for yourself how CEREC crowns can create your beautiful smile.

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 26, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dentures  

Do you have a mouth that's full of gaping holes where your teeth used to be? If the answer is yes, then you already know how discomforting and confidence-zapping your situation can be, as the days of a beautiful smile are immediately rendered to days of Denturesyesterday when you've got teeth gone missing.

Fortunately, you can still find full relief even if you have missing teeth, whether it's one, two, three, or a whole row that's now absent from your mouth. That's because specialty dentures offered at Renaissance Dental Care provide all the dental options you're looking for to replace absent teeth in your mouth. Implants can be inserted into your gums simply and quickly with the expert hands of the trusted dental experts on site like John Stockdale, D.D.S.

Dr. Stockdale makes it his mission to find the dentures that are most likely to succeed in your specific dental situation, no matter the amount of teeth that have been lost. Partial dentures are best for some missing teeth, while complete dentures offer a more comprehensive solution for a greater number of missing teeth.

Another option to restore your winning smile is known as overdentures, which are removable dentures that get placed over some of the remaining natural teeth you still have.

In all, each denture option provides a unique set of solutions for a patient's mouth, with specialty dentures further working to bring full restoration to your smile at a minimal cost to you.

For more information on dentures and other restorative dental options that will bring big-time answers to your smile, give Dr. Stockdale at Renaissance Dental Care a call at (909) 987-0040 today! After all, your smile should always be ready to shine bright right here in Rancho Cucamonga, CA!



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