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Julie M. Gillis, DDS, PC

How Do You Know If You Have Bone Loss and Periodontal Disease?

August 12, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Preventive Dentistry — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:10 pm

How do you know if you have bone loss and periodontal disease?  This is a good question because periodontal disease is not usually painful! You may know that you have had bone loss around your teeth if they start to feel loose.  A good dentist will always tell you if you have periodontal disease and the best way to manage this disease. Bone loss will […]

What Can Be Done About Brown or Black Areas on the Gums?

August 2, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Laser Treatments,Gum Surgery,Mouth — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:12 am

You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. The areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown or black pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctors are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to occur.  Some people develop areas like this later in life.  […]

What Are the Dark Areas/Brown or Black Discolorations on My Gums?

July 30, 2019

Filed under: Customer Service,Esthetic Dentistry,Oral Cancer screening — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 11:19 am

First of all: What Are the Dark Areas/Black Patches/Discolorations on My Gums? You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. These areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctor are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to […]

How our office is using Perio Protect Perio Trays

June 19, 2019

This blog describes how our office is using Perio Trays.  We are loving the results! If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, there are many options for treatment.  This is great because we are not all alike and finding the right treatment can mean the difference between success – saving our teeth and gums or failure – losing your teeth and gums and jaw bone!  […]

AACD Accredited Dentists – “That’s What We Do!”

May 28, 2019

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Way:  Stories because “that’s what we do!” If you are a dentist, you may be wondering, “Why should you become accredited?”  First and foremost, if you ask other accredited dentists they will tell you that the process of accreditation made them a better dentist.  Accredited members have many things in common, but the main one is a desire to […]

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit?

April 12, 2019

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit? and What happens during composite bonding? Composite bonding can be completed in just one visit to improve a smile!  Let’s say you have a job interview coming up and you want to look your very best.  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this interview is important to you!  Your smile says […]

How Can I Replace in My Missing Teeth Without Implants or Dentures?

April 3, 2019

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Cantilever tooth bridge — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:04 pm

Permanent help for missing teeth! Some patients just do not want dental implants.  Some patients are not good candidates for dental implants for any number of reasons.  Or it may be that a patient wants something done right now for a better appearance, while still allowing something different to be done in the future. An all-porcelain bridge may be the right solution for you! Maybe […]

Replace That Missing Tooth! What is a Cantilever Tooth Bridge?

March 22, 2019

Can a cantilever bridge be used to replace your missing tooth? There are many ways to replace a missing tooth.  Most people would prefer to replace a missing tooth with something that feels like their own tooth, doesn’t have to come out of their mouth and something that doesn’t hurt their other teeth.  If you are missing a tooth and you would like to know […]

Lip Piercings – Why Do Dentist’s Have a Problem With This?

March 16, 2019

Filed under: or lip piercings,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:09 am

Lip Piercings – are they a problem for teeth? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with all lip piercings.  I do point out to my patients though if I think the piercing is causing damage to their teeth or gums.  I have even seen such extensive trauma from ‘playing’ with the lip or tongue piercing that the gums are stripped from the […]

Do Dentists Still Do Gold Crowns?

March 8, 2019

Filed under: Crowns,Gold Crowns — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:07 pm

Yes, Dentists still do gold crowns! Although some people may think that crowns should always try to match teeth or that gold is such  an ‘old school’ way to restore a tooth, there are times when a gold crown is the very best solution.  There are many reasons why it is still a very good idea to restore a tooth with a gold cap or […]