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 »

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 »

Addressing an Abscess

Damage to your tooth, whether it is from trauma or disease needs to be addressed by a dentist as soon as possible. Even a small crack in your tooth, which can easily be missed during an exam, or even by an x-ray can allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth and create an infection.  Your dentist can fix this problem with... read more »

Why You Might Need a Root Canal

You’ve heard the stories: root canals are “the worst,” driven upon us by harsh dentists who just want to make us unhappy. This is, to say the least, a gross misunderstanding. In reality, root canals are a process designed to rescue teeth from imminent danger. But why would you need it, exactly? It is likely that the answer is tooth... 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 »