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N2O (Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas)at the Dentist

August 13, 2018

Filed under: N2O Laughing Gas or Nitrous Oxide — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:02 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 […]

Flossing is FUN? Are you serious…..

July 3, 2018

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 […]

Bleaching Gray Teeth – Will tooth bleaching work?

June 28, 2018

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 […]

Do Dentists Still Do Gold Crowns?

June 19, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Gold Crowns — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 6:07 pm

Yes, Dentists still do gold crowns!   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 […]

Should My Dentist Have a Diode Dental Laser?

June 14, 2018

Filed under: Diode Laser — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:02 am

Should My Dentist Have a Diode Dental Laser?   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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

What Kind of Tooth is a Mesiodens?

May 11, 2018

Filed under: Mesiodens or Supernumerary teeth,Tooth Information — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

What Kind of Tooth is a Mesiodens? What kind of tooth is a mesiodens?  I will tell you and show you one!  A mesiodens is an extra tooth, also called a supernumerary tooth, that occurs in the middle of the mouth.  The typical location is between the upper front teeth.  It may occur between the […]

Are There Stem Cells In Teeth?

May 4, 2018

Filed under: Missing Tooth or Teeth,Tooth Information — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:27 am

Are There Stem Cells in Teeth? Could it be that your teeth may someday save your life? There are stem cells in teeth!  Dare I mention mesenchymal stem cells?  Yes! Within your teeth are potent stem cells that could help with both medical and dental conditions.  When people hear ‘stem cells’ they may think of […]

Diode Lasers in Dentistry

April 27, 2018

Filed under: Diode Laser — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:05 am

Diode Lasers in Dentistry – Are they Useful? Diode lasers have improved the way we manage periodontal disease and gum disease.  Used during a tooth cleaning, the Diode Laser will help inflamed gum tissues heal faster.  But this is just one of many used for a diode laser! Shown below is a Diode Laser being […]

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