Supra-Gingival Dentistry by Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz Blog

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

February 13, 2024

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Your oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. In fact, poor oral health has even been linked with other conditions like heart disease and strokes. While good oral health starts at home by brushing, flossing, and avoiding sugary foods as much as possible, visiting the dentist for regular teeth cleanings and checkups is also very important. 


How to Find the Best Dentist in Burbank for You

February 6, 2024

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If you’re in the Burbank, CA area, you might have noticed that there are A LOT of dental practices. It can be difficult to weed through all your options to choose the best dentist for you and your needs.

Your choice of dentist and dental office can have a significant influence on your oral health (which influences your overall health).


How Often Should You Go to the Dentist for a Teeth Cleaning?

January 31, 2024

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Most people know that they should visit the dentist often. In fact, 85% of Americans believe that oral health is important to their overall health. But is there a discrepancy between how often people think they should be going to the dentist and how often they actually do? 


Are Dental Implants Permanent?

January 30, 2024

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An estimated 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. This only gets worse with time, as 30% of people from ages 65 to 74 have no natural teeth left.

Dental implants are a possible solution to this problem. Yet, a common question among people considering this treatment is: are dental implants permanent?


Your Guide to TMJ Pain Relief

January 29, 2024

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TMJ pain is no laughing matter. It can greatly affect your quality of life, so it’s important to understand what you can do to help alleviate or manage your symptoms. Luckily, there are many things that can be done to help.


What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders?

January 24, 2024

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TMJ disorder symptom

No one likes pain. It can be incredibly uncomfortable and even affect your day to day life. But, in order for you to find a solution to your pain, you first need to figure out what the actual problem is. 

So, is the discomfort you’re feeling a TMJ disorder, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), or is it something else? Keep reading to find out the most common signs that you might have a TMJ disorder.


Your Root Canal Questions, ANSWERED!

January 23, 2024

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Some people find the root canal procedure daunting. However, most of this fear stems from uncertainty and misinformation. So, knowledge is power. We’re sure you have questions. And we have answers. 

Read our answers to 11 of the most common root canal questions.


Is a Root Canal Painful?

January 22, 2024

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While a root canal can be incredibly beneficial for your dental health, recovery takes time. Many people are afraid that the recovery period is very painful. So much so that they try to avoid getting a root canal all together. But what’s the truth about root canal pain?


Common Signs You Need a Root Canal

January 19, 2024

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Dental health plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, and when issues arise, it’s important to address them as quickly as possible. One common dental procedure that people are often concerned about is a root canal. But what exactly is a root canal, and how do you know if you need one.


Is Teeth Whitening Enough to Give You the Perfect Smile?

January 15, 2024

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We all want a great smile not only for the look but for the confidence it brings us. Smiling has been shown to increase self-esteem, improve social interactions, and even boost our moods. One of the first things people think about getting to improve their smile is teeth whitening.

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