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Can Tea Stop Bleeding After Tooth Extractions?

November 22, 2020

Filed under: Oral Surgery,Tooth Extractions — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:12 pm

Can Tea Be Used to Stop Bleeding after a tooth extraction? If you have had a tooth extraction, you probably expect some bleeding.  But, what should you do if the bleeding doesn’t stop?  This blog will review things that should be done after tooth extractions and how tea can be used to stop bleeding. Let’s say you had a tooth extracted.  This sometimes necessary treatment […]

Should there be a flossing slogan? Is flossing fun?

October 12, 2020

Filed under: Dental floss,Dental floss,Oral Hygiene — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 10:04 am

Flossing slogan? Is flossing fun? Oral hygiene and specifically flossing is just one more thing to get done.  But it’s important?  I think that health campaigns can make a difference in people’s health.  Think of Nike’s “Just Do It”.  Does anyone else think about blowing off exercising with lots of excuses and then BAM! you think, “Just Do It!” and you get the job done.  […]

Can Teeth Move Over Time as They Wear?

September 28, 2020

Can teeth get longer or move over time as tooth wear occurs? This is a very good question because so many people grind their teeth or have extensive wear.  If the teeth wear down and then nothing else happened, there would be gaps between the teeth and the teeth would no longer fit together!  Can the teeth move as you grind them down – the […]

How Long Should Porcelain Veneers Last? 

September 15, 2020

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:05 am

How Long Should Porcelain Veneers Last?  It is important to be able to comfortably discuss all of your concerns with your dentist, and with the dental team.  It is your mouth and your teeth we are talking about here!  How long should a porcelain veneer last?  This is a very good question and one that should be discussed with your dentist before you have the […]

Award-Winning Grand Junction CO Cosmetic Dentist Receives 2020 Accolades

September 8, 2020

Filed under: Practice News — admin @ 11:17 pm

For more than 25 years Dr. Julie Gillis has continued to provide top-quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care services to patients and families from throughout Colorado. Grand Junction, CO — Grand Junction cosmetic dentist and Accredited Member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), Julie M. Gillis, DDS has spent her 25+ year career developing her state-of-the-art techniques and approach as well […]

What is the White Line on my Cheek?

September 4, 2020

What is the White Line on my Cheek? It is a good idea to complete a thorough examination of your mouth at least once a month with good lighting.  Get to know what it looks like below your tongue, at the very back and sides of your tongue, inside of your cheeks, under your lips, and at the back of your throat.  In this way […]

How Much Tooth is Removed for Veneers?

August 28, 2020

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 9:01 am

How Much Tooth is Removed for a Porcelain Veneer? It is important to discuss all of your concerns with your dentist.  When patient’s ask us, “How much tooth is removed for a porcelain veneer?”  Our office explains it this way,  “It depends!”  And then we go over what this really means.  Note that the answer is similar whether we are shaping one tooth for a […]

What is the Procedure for Porcelain Veneers? 

August 24, 2020

Filed under: Porcelain Veneers — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:16 pm

What is the Procedure for Getting a Porcelain Veneer?  While there may be some differences between offices and from one porcelain veneer to another, I will describe the procedure for having porcelain veneers placed in my office (see AACD Accredited dentist, Julie Gillis DDS, Grand Junction, CO 81501). The same steps are followed whether you are receiving just one porcelain veneer or multiple restorations. When […]

Do You Need an Orthodontist to Straighten Teeth?

July 14, 2020

Do You Really Need a Dentist or Orthodontist to Straighten Your Teeth? You have probably seen the advertisements for straightening your teeth without the added cost and investment of time to  have your Dentist or Orthodontist do this for you.  You may have even had a consult with your Dentist because you are concerned about the alignment of your teeth.  We think that, YES, you […]

Can a Tooth Crown Move a Tooth?

June 23, 2020

Filed under: All Porcelain Crowns,Instant Orthodontics — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 1:04 pm

Can placing a crown on a tooth move a tooth? Sometimes teeth erupt in funny locations.  Sometimes you are happy with your smile except for one tooth!  Did any of you answer the question, “Can a tooth crown move a tooth?”  If your answer was no. you are mostly correct.  I say mostly correct because a crown placed that is very tight and that pushes […]