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 »

A Dental Bleaching Treatment Can Help Cosmetically Restore Stained Teeth

Teeth that have been affected by persistent dental stains often look unattractive and cause the individual to feel self-conscious about their appearance. While there are several different things that can help minimize the discoloration, not all of them are as safe or effective as promised. In a situation like this the safest course of action is to set up an... read more »

Cleaning the Tongue Can Help Minimize Bad Breath

The bacterial population in your mouth can build up if you are inconsistent with brushing or flossing your teeth. This can cause significant malodors in the mouth and off-putting flavors. At the same time, some denture wearers can also suffer from chronic bad breath. Rinsing and thoroughly brushing your teeth and dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste can... read more »

The Best Oral Hygiene Team for Your Smile

Do you want a top-notch oral health and smile? If so, you need to have a top-notch oral hygiene team. This means you need to have the safe and effective tools to clean your smile. To help you know which players to recruit on your oral hygiene team, our dentist, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, has some suggestions for you. - Toothbrush:... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Should I Visit the Dentist Every Six Months?

Visiting the dentist, even twice a year, can be a hassle. However, it’s a vital step you must take to keep your mouth healthy. At every dental checkup, your dentist will perform two actions: evaluate your health and clean your teeth. By examining your health, your dentist can catch many dental problems before they develop. Some health issues, like gum... read more »