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 »

Gingivitis Is the Earliest Form of Gum Disease

The American Dental Association says that 47% of adults over 30 years of age have some degree of gum disease. It is usually caused by hardened tartar at the gum line as a result of an inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. Other factors, like tobaccos use, alcohol consumption, and medical conditions such as dry mouth or diabetes also increase your chances... read more »