Possible Benefits of Yogurt for Your Teeth and Mouth

The benefits yogurt can provide may be a bit surprising. Along with extra nutrients, it may reduce your odds of getting bad breath and cavities. Yogurt contains protein and calcium, so you can get some more of these necessary nutrients this way. Both nutrients are helpful for your teeth, particularly for maintaining the enamel. Yogurt also contains probiotics, or beneficial... read more »

Shed Some Light on Dental Erosion Prevention

  In order to keep your smile safe from all the risks of tooth hazards in our world, it is important to make sure that you are not only practicing effective tooth hazard prevention plans, but you're also eating healthy, and cleaning your teeth on a daily basis. One potential tooth hazard that can arise at any time is dental... read more »

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 »

Watch Out for Soft Breads, Sports Drinks & Sticky Foods

The first advice we give out at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz to anyone wanting healthier gums and teeth is to brush two times a day, floss once daily and get professional teeth-cleaning regularly. The second advice we give is to cautiously screen the food and drink choices you make. Foods high in sugar and foods hard to chew especially can be... read more »

Shielding Teeth from Harm

You can shield your teeth from injury and decay through simple practices and common sense. Such care includes wearing safety equipment when needed, eating the proper foods, developing positive oral health habits, and quitting all unhealthy habits that intensify your risk for oral ailments. Here’s an example of a mishap: using your teeth as bottle-opener. Your teeth are tough, but... 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 »

The Things that Can Make Your Oral Tissues Bleed

Having bloody gums can be unsettling, particularly if you’re not sure what caused them. For the best oral health possible, it’s important to determine the underlying cause of your bleeding gums and fix or treat it instead of ignoring it. Unfortunately, there are multiple things that could cause bleeding gums. The first thing is that may result in bleeding gums... read more »

Understand the Connection Between Your Oral and Overall Health

Evidence suggests that your oral health can be connected to your overall health, which means having a healthy mouth can promote a healthy body. This is because unhealthy teeth and gums can be linked to a myriad of other health issues, including: -Diabetes: People with diabetes are more likely to fall victim to gum disease. Many researchers think this might... read more »

Want a Straighter Smile? Invisalign May Be Right for You!

4 million people have transformed their smiles wearing the Invisalign aligner system. Have you been wanting a straighter smile without the traditional route of wearing braces? If so, the Invisalign system might be just right for you. With Invisalign® you wear virtually invisible thermoplastic aligners to straighten your smile and align your bite discreetly. To achieve a straighter smile with... 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 »