Inconsistent Oral Hygiene Habits Can Lead to Gingivitis Problems

Consistent oral hygiene habits include a variety of factors. Brushing each morning and evening as well as remembering to thoroughly floss at least once a day helps remove plaque and bacterial deposits from your teeth. Attending your routine dental checkups twice each year will further help to clean your teeth and monitor your mouth for any early signs of tooth... 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 »

Three Common Myths of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque that has hardened into tartar. To protect your mouth from gum disease, you need to have all the facts, which is why our team at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz is taking this time to debunk common... read more »