An Untreated Cavity Could Lead to a Toothache

Each of your teeth is made up of various layers of dental material. The outermost layer of tooth enamel is what gives your teeth the strength to chew food, and it protects the sensitive inner structures of the tooth. When a tooth loses enamel, a cavity can easily develop in the affected area. Without professional treatment, the tooth decay could... 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 »

Enamel Erosion Can Increase Your Chances of Suffering a Dental Fracture

Inconsistent oral hygiene practices and the frequent consumption of acidic beverages can gradually start to demineralize your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to be an issue if you don’t brush your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste that’s been approved by the American Dental Association. You should also note that teeth suffering from tooth enamel erosion can also be... read more »

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Mouthwash?

Are you getting the most out of your mouthwash? Not only are mouthwashes designed to freshen your breath, but they can clean your teeth, strengthen your tooth enamel, and even brighten your smile. Always choose a mouthwash that can help accomplish the requirements you desire. Listed below are a few categories of mouthwash to consider: - For a clean smile:... read more »

The Causes Behind a Toothache

Toothaches can be painful, inconvenient, and even scary at times, which is why it’s important to identify the cause of your toothache and do everything you can to make it better. However, sometimes the more serious dental issues need immediate treatment, so be sure to call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at (818) 755-2920 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr.... 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 »

Dental Myths vs. Dental Facts

Oral care is very important if you're interested in protecting your oral—or overall—health. Unfortunately, there are many dental myths that are widely accepted by the general public, which could lead to complications. To help you avoid some of these issues, our team is happy to reveal the truth behind these rumors. One common myth you may have heard is that... 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 »

A Toothache Should Not Be Taken Lightly

If you feel pain in a particular tooth or an ache deep in your gums it should not be taken lightly. A common toothache is almost always a warning sign of a serious problem. Trauma from a fall or blow to the face might injure the root of the tooth, or the periodontal ligaments that anchoring it in the socket.... read more »

The Risks of Constant Snacking

Do you ever find yourself snacking throughout the day? If you do, you probably know that sugary or starchy foods could hurt your teeth, but would you be surprised to learn that how and when you eat could cause trouble? One problem is that acid can form in your mouth after you eat and weaken your enamel—which is the outer... read more »