Taking Care of Your Teeth When You Get Sick

Cold and flu season is upon us. You may take all of the necessary precautions and get your flu shot, but you may still pick up a virus or a cold. It’s understandable that when you get sick, you will probably want to stay in bed or on the couch with a good book or your favorite show. But while... 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 »

Did You Know These Drinks Harm Your Teeth?

Like sugary and acidic food, certain beverages contain tooth-harming levels of sugar, acids and chromogens. To protect your mouth, be aware of how much of these drinks you consume and the effects they have on your teeth. 1. Soda The high sugar and acid contents in soda soften the enamel (the hard, protective layer over your crowns), leaving your teeth... read more »