Fluoride Can Make Your Teeth an Impenetrable Fortress Against Bacteria

The important role of tooth enamel is to protect the inner tooth tissues with its strong mineral density and to provide your teeth the strength to bite and chew food. Weakened tooth enamel can allow bacteria into the inner tooth area and cause you to develop tooth decay. Fluoride strengthens... Read more »

Find Out What You Know About Oral Hygiene by Taking This Quiz

If you think you have a pristine knowledge of oral hygiene, it’s time to find out for sure! Our dentist, Dr. Ryan Ross, wants you to know all there is to know about oral hygiene because it can help you have the top-notch routine you need. If you have a... Read more »

Focus Your Smile on Dental Bridges

Did you know that permanent tooth prosthetics exist that could be installed in your mouth without the use of screws? If you would like a tooth prosthetic that is mounted into your smile by linking or attaching it to nearby and neighboring teeth, your best option is dental bridges. A dental... Read more »

Care for Your Smile by Learning About Composite Dental Fillings

If dental erosion occurs to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth enamel, a cavity will be present. Cavities are extremely debilitating for your smile and can lead to further dental damage including infections and tooth loss. Thus, they must be treated as soon as they arise.... Read more »

Oral Health Care Highlights: Teeth Whitening Treatments

Not all teeth whitening treatment kits function as intended. Due to the fact that over-the-counter treatments are unregulated, they can often not be telling the entire truth about the abilities that they contain or the products and their effectiveness. In addition, if they are used improperly, they can cause severe... Read more »

Common Oral Health Reminders: Halitosis Prevention

  Numerous habits, lifestyle changes, foods, bad breath techniques, and underlying issues in your body can cause bad breath. Because of the very way bad breath arises, it is first important to understand what is causing your bad breath before you have any hopes of treating it properly. It is... Read more »

What to Expect With Dental Crown Treatment

If you’re about to restore a tooth with a dental crown, then our dentist, Dr. Ryan Ross, is happy to help you prepare for your appointment. If you know what to expect with the treatment, there is a good chance you might feel more calm and comfortable in the dental... Read more »

Maintain a Happy Smile with Dental Anxiety Treatments

Are you neglecting your oral health care due to the potential concern with visiting your dentist? If so, you suffer from a common condition known as dental anxiety. There are many forms of dental anxiety, and some can be even be instigated at the dentist office. If you often feel... Read more »

Do You Know What an Abscess is and How to Treat It?

Do you have a painful abscess in the mouth that’s stopping you from enjoying foods and even speaking? This pus-filled area can be the outcome of an infection when bacteria enters an irritated or hurt part of the mouth, usually causing pain and swelling. Our professionals at Ryan M. Ross,... Read more »

The Benefits of Fluoride

You may question whether fluoride is actually a good material to add to your daily oral healthcare. The truth is that this natural mineral helps strengthen your tooth enamel and protects against acidity. Dr. Ryan Ross and our professionals here in San Luis Obispo, California, want you to know the... Read more »