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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
April 23, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Dr. John Stockdale of Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, takes pride in providing excellent dental care for the whole family. Everyone must see a dentist this year for their oral and overall health. Regular teeth cleaning and exam appointments twice a year help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular cleanings and checkups are essential for staying on top of your oral health. When you visit your Rancho Cucamonga, CA, dentist twice a year, you are investing in your smile for a lifetime. When a tooth only has a little bit of decay, it can be saved with a small filling that won't compromise the strength of the tooth. If a tooth has a lot of decay you could need more involved and more expensive dental work like root canals and tooth replacements. Even a larger filling can compromise the strength of the tooth and lead to other problems. Keeping up with regular appointments actually means less time and money spent at the dentist overall.

At a tooth cleaning appointment, all plaque and tartar are removed from the surfaces of your teeth. Plaque is sticky bacteria that builds upon the surfaces of teeth. If it is not removed by regular brushing, it hardens and forms into tartar, which cannot be brushed away. The bacteria in plaque and tartar can cause gum disease because it irritates the gums and causes them to pull away from the teeth. You should also be examined twice a year for gum disease because it's possible to develop it without ever having obvious symptoms.

Your teeth are also flossed and thoroughly examined at a checkup. Your dentist can identify any problem areas in your mouth for you to adjust your hygiene routine for the best results. Another important part of your checkup is oral cancer screening. Your dentist examines the tissues in your mouth and throat for any early signs of cancer.

Renaissance Dental Care is dedicated to keeping your whole family in great oral health. Make sure you see Dr. John Stockdale this year for a cleaning and exam! Contact us for an appointment in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, at (909) 987-0040.




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