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Dental Implants and Crowns

September 17, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Dental Implants — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:36 pm

Dental Implants and Crowns Meet Diane Diane (not her real name) was devastated to lose her front tooth.  She had always felt very confident about her smile and she was thrilled when we told her that we could replace her tooth with a dental implant.  The treatment would take a while but her relief was evident when we told her that she would never have […]

Meth Mouth

August 27, 2018

Filed under: Meth Mouth — David Anderson @ 2:32 pm

Meth Mouth:  What is this and can it be treated? Thanks go out to Regina, one of Dr Gillis’ Treatment Assistants, for writing this informative blog! Meth mouth, we hear about this but what does that really mean?  Methamphetamine is a popular drug due to the euphoric high that it gives.  Meth is an acidic drug that can be swallowed, snorted, injected, and even smoked.  […]

Financing Your Dental Treatment!

August 17, 2018

Filed under: Financing Your Dental Treatment — David Anderson @ 2:27 pm

Financing your Dental Treatment Good information to know and brought to you by Shelly, the Business Assistant for Dr. Gillis Financing Your Dental Treatment! How can I afford my extensive dental treatment plan? What should I know about financing dental treatment?  We get this question frequently. There are many different ways to make your dental treatment more manageable. One option is for you to prepay […]

N2O (nitrous Oxide Or Laughing Gas)at The Dentist

August 13, 2018

Filed under: N2O Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide — David Anderson @ 2:16 pm

N2O at the Dentist You have heard of N2O but you might have called it ‘Laughing Gas’ or Nitrous Oxide.  This blog written by Julie Cross a treatment assistant at the office of Dr. Julie Gillis   Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a safe way to help ease anxiety, and make you feel more relaxed during your dental procedures.  This can also help minimize or even eliminate […]

Flossing is FUN? Are you serious…..

July 3, 2018

Filed under: Dental floss,Dental Health,Gingivitis or Gum Disease — David Anderson @ 3:30 pm

Flossing is FUN? Are you serious….. Why yes we are serious!  Why not think something so good for you is fun?  This information is provided to you by Malena one of the amazing hygienists in our office. The CDC states that over 64.7 million adults in the United States have periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease. Gum disease is caused by an abundance […]

Bleaching Gray Teeth – Will tooth bleaching work?

June 22, 2018

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Tooth Whitening or Tooth Bleaching,Uncategorized — David Anderson @ 3:15 pm

Bleaching Gray Teeth: my teeth are gray, will they still bleach? You asked this question, “Is bleaching gray teeth possible?” The answer used to be a very guarded ‘maybe’.  Bleaching gray teeth is not only probable but very likely if the dental office follows a very specific protocol.  We have recently had very good success bleaching very gray and very dark teeth with a special […]

DO DENTISTS STILL DO GOLD CROWNS?

June 19, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Gold Crowns — David Anderson @ 2:52 pm

WITH ALL THE ADVANCES IN MATERIALS, SOME PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED THAT DENTISTS STILL USE GOLD CROWN. We have heard the comment, “Do dentists still do gold crowns?” Here is some good information about that. A gold crown may the very best alternative for a tooth needing strength and where the color is not a big concern. There are several reasons that your dentist may prescribe […]

Should My Dentist Have a Diode Dental Laser?

June 14, 2018

Filed under: Diode Laser — David Anderson @ 2:19 pm

There are many different types of dental lasers, and your dentist should probably have a couple of them! I hope that this blog will answer the question, ‘what is a diode dental laser and should my dentist have one?’ LASERS HAVE BECOME SO COMMON THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT THE WORD LASER EVEN STANDS FOR! AND, THAT IS LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF […]

TMJ Therapy

May 25, 2018

Filed under: TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:52 am

TMJ Therapy – What is it and why should you care? The TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint is your jaw joint.  Almost everyone has two of these!  They are very much like knees – almost everyone has a pair and many have at some point in their life had some concerns with one or both knees.  The TMJ is complex like the knee joint, and the […]

How Long Do Tooth Crowns Last?

May 16, 2018

Filed under: Crowns — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:28 pm

I just had a crown placed at my dental office and I was wondering this, how long do tooth crowns last? How long do tooth crowns last is a very good question!  And, it is a question without an easy answer.  In our office we like to tell our patients that how long do tooth crowns last depends on three things: How well your dentist […]