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 »

Dealing with Root Caries

Although people are most vulnerable to cavities when they are children and teens, tooth decay can remain a problem throughout your lifetime. Older people should not put off visiting the dentist, since they may have special concerns, and are vulnerable to root caries. As a person ages, receding gums may be a problem, and receding gums are also a symptom... 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 »

How Can You Recognize Gum Recession?

Have you noticed that your teeth are looking longer? Are your gums red or swollen? If you notice these or similar issues, you could be dealing with a serious condition known as gum recession. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid and address this problem. However, please note that individuals with gum recession may not have... 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 »

Your Teeth and Enamel Erosion

Did you know that the strongest muscle in your body is actually your tongue? Have you also heard that your mouth also contains the strongest substance in your body? As you may already know, this incredibly hard substance is your enamel--the outer, protective layer of your teeth. But even though enamel is extremely hard, it can still be damaged or... 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 »