Visit Your Dentist for Gum Disease Therapy

  Optimum oral health that begins with cleaning your mouth right and visiting your dentist for routine check-ups and all examinations. However, it is also important to regularly inspect your mouth for signs of dental damage. If you suffer dental damage in the form of gum tissue infection, it means that periodontal disease, also called gum disease, may be taking... read more »

Addressing an Abscess

Damage to your tooth, whether it is from trauma or disease needs to be addressed by a dentist as soon as possible. Even a small crack in your tooth, which can easily be missed during an exam, or even by an x-ray can allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth and create an infection.  Your dentist can fix this problem with... read more »

Five Toothbrush Techniques for Better Oral Health

As imperative as it is to brush your teeth two times a day, it is just as significant to give suitable time, care, and courtesy to the tools you will be using. No matter how often you may clean your teeth, if your toothbrush is not up to the task, your effort may be wasted. Improve your toothbrush techniques with... read more »

The Reasons to Floss

There are many people who do not like to floss. As a result, their smile suffers painful and costly consequences. Flossing is a key tool when it comes to fighting off gum disease and keeping your smile in healthy and happy shape. Here at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz in Studio City, California, our team of experts takes pride in helping others... read more »

Oral Piercings: What you Should Know

Do you want to get an oral piercing? Do you ever wonder how these piercings could affect the health of your mouth? Sadly, these piercings can actually have a fairly significant impact on your teeth. Furthermore, would it surprise you to hear that these oral piercings might actually lead to fairly serious problems? In reality, when you pierce your mouth--regardless... read more »

Can Gum Disease Lead to Tooth Decay?

What have you heard about gum disease? You may have heard that gum disease could lead to sensitive teeth, bad breath, and even pain in your gums. But did you know that it could also cause missing teeth? You see, if bacteria builds up on your teeth, it can irritate your gum line. If this happens, pockets of bacteria can... read more »

Dry Mouth: The Causes

Did you know that saliva is vital to the health of your teeth and gums? You see, saliva can help get rid of the excess food and bacteria that are left in your mouth after you eat. It also helps you prevent dry mouth. When you have dry mouth, plaque and tooth decay can thrive, which may even result in... read more »