Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Burbank, CA

The Answers You Need

If you have questions about dentistry, how we operate, or what you can expect when visiting our Burbank dental office, allow Dr. Ruiz to serve as your trusted expert. Here, you will find a list of answers to frequently asked dental questions from our Burbank, CA dentist. We’ve received numerous inquiries over the years from our dental patients, and we want to provide honest, trustworthy answers below. If you do not see your question listed, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office.


How often should I see my dentist?

It is recommended that you see your dentist in Burbank every six months (twice each year). Regular checkups and cleanings are important components of good oral hygiene, as they serve to not only improve the current state of smiles but also, pinpoint early signs of dental decay, cavities, gum disease, and possibly, oral cancer.


Will my dental veneers look natural?

Yes, as long as you opt to see a trusted and experienced cosmetic dentist. Aesthetic dentistry takes additional training to master, which is why it’s important that the professional you choose has the skill set to properly place your veneers. If they do not, you may end up with unnatural restorations that look bulky or do not appear even.


Dr. Ruiz, however, is well-versed in these treatments and is capable of placing each veneer in the appropriate place to ensure a beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic.


What should I do about chronic jaw pain?

When it comes to chronic jaw pain, there are different methods of treatment you can try. You’ll first need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruiz to undergo a thorough examination. From there, we will identify the problem area and why it developed. Depending on the severity and your individual needs, we will likely recommend:

  • Jaw/Facial Relaxation Exercises
  • A customized mouthguard
  • Jaw surgery
  • Botox
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Restorative dental treatment


Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we accept all PPO dental insurance plans and will be pleased to file any claims for you. The financial side of dentistry is often what causes many people much confusion and hopelessness, but now that is not the case. Filing your dental insurance for you not only alleviates any stress you might be experiencing, but it also ensures that all the necessary information is appropriately filled out to help you get your maximum reimbursement.


I don’t have dental insurance. How can I pay but keep it affordable?

If you are uninsured, you can always enroll with CareCredit. This third-party financier makes it easy to sign up for a low-to-no-interest payment plan. Instead of paying the entire among upfront, you can break up your payments over several months, helping you to keep an eye on your budget while pursuing a beautiful, new smile.