Avoid Crowns, Root Canals and Losing Teeth

Avoid root canals and losing teeth. The most important time to ask your dentist about supra-gingival dentistry is when your treatment plan includes a crown. Over 37 million crowns are placed every year by dentists in the United States. Crowns require drilling away approximately 75% of the tooth, turning the... Read more »

Supra-gingival Dentistry and Keeping your Gums Healthy

For everyone trying to be healthier, it is important to remember that health is not only about improving eating habits and exercising more often; dental health contributes to overall health too. Asking your dentist about supra-gingival dentistry treatments will help conserve your teeth, help your gums stay healthy and also... Read more »

Protect your Teeth!

Healthy teeth contribute to a healthier and more satisfying life! The vast majority of people will get cavities and will need dental restorations, but the choice of how those cavities and teeth are repaired will significantly impact their dental future. While most dentists strongly support tooth conserving dentistry, full crowns... Read more »

Gum Disease and Chronic Inflammation

Oral health impacts your overall body health, energy level, weight loss and digestion. A study in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research concludes “people with serious gum disease were 40% more likely to have a chronic condition on top of it. In fact, conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular... Read more »

Dr. Ruiz’s book “Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: a Healthier Approach,” published by Wiley-Blackwell

Ruiz’s book “Supra-gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: a Healthier Approach,” published by Wiley, demonstrates faster, easier, and more predictable techniques for dentists that are also healthier for the patient. Learn to say “NO!” to subgingival margin placement! Subgingival margins are unhealthy and make dentistry unpredictable. Learn more about healthier dentistry in... Read more »

Ask your Dentist for Supra-gingival Onlays and Veneers, Say “NO” to Crowns

Alternatives to dental crowns do exist. There are modern advances in materials and dental techniques that are healthier for the patient and also more predictable for the dentist. Supra-gingival minimally invasive dentistry is a modern technique and uses up-to-date advances in materials such as adhesion. Supra-gingival onlays are a great... Read more »

Crowns Increase your Chance of Needing a Root Canal

Sub-gingival (below the gum) dental procedures leave material below the gums, including crowns, and lead to an increase in pathogen levels, inflammation, and gum disease (see photo below.) Research has demonstrated that cutting teeth for crowns also increases the chance that the tooth will require a root canal. It is... Read more »

US News Article “4 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Lengthen Your Life”

US News posted 4 simple ways to lengthen your life, and 2 of them involve your mouth! They say to “smile big and bright’ and to “floss daily.” They reference a study that shows how smiling builds your immune system and even improves your mood and stress levels. They write... Read more »

Preparation for Crowns Require Drilling Approximately 75% of the Tooth Away

Did you know that over 37 million teeth are cut for crowns every year? Dental crowns are by far the most popular indirect procedure even though they require drilling approximately 75% of the tooth away, turning the tooth into a small peg, compared with drilling only 35% of the tooth... Read more »