Dentist - Rancho Cucamonga
9080 Milliken Ave, Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Archive:

btn

Our Blog
 

Posts for tag: Dental Checkups

By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
February 09, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures

When was the last time you paid Dr. John Stockdale a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We hear the reasons why people neglect regular dental visits all the time: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules, and fear. However, your twice-yearly checkups are so important for your dental health and for your overall health as well.

You may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, and your teeth may feel fine, but regular dental checkups with Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, aren’t about addressing problems and reacting — they are about cavity prevention. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is still a chance that food or other debris can get lodged between your teeth, and there is also a chance that food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.

In addition to a thorough tooth cleaning and polishing, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

It's important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat. A deep cleaning twice a year by our team at Renaissance Dental Care in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, is the best way to hit all the spots you may have missed with brushing and flossing and prevent any problems that may have gone unseen.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, please give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Stockdale at (909) 987-0040.

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.



Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.