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Why is Dr. Gillis’ office giving patients xylitol gum?

October 25, 2011

 Can a sweetener be good for you?  Can candy and gum prevent decay? Xylitol may just be the sweet and delicious product that we have been looking for that prevents decay, adds fewer calories to our diets, and may improve our overall health.  Produced naturally, xylitol is a five-carbon sugar alcohol derived primarily from birch and other hardwood trees.  It is also found in some […]

How might a soft tissue, diode laser help you?

October 21, 2011

I’m excited to tell you about our new diode lasers. I feel this technology will improve the way we manage periodontal disease, perform soft tissue surgeries and biopsies, and even help patients during orthodontic care. After careful evaluation and many hours of training, we now have two diode lasers. I was so excited about the possible benefits to our patients; I knew that one would […]

So it IS important to have a healthy mouth!

October 17, 2011

Filed under: Gingivitis or Gum Disease,Periodontal Disease — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 5:24 pm

Gum Disease Links to Heart Disease and Stroke Researchers have found that people with gum disease and/or periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease! Heart Disease Several theories exist to explain the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. One theory is that oral bacteria can affect the heart when they enter the blood stream, attaching to fatty plaques […]

Cold Sore (Herpetic lesion) treatment with a Diode Laser

October 11, 2011

Dr. Gillis’ treatment assistant, Karen, notes the following about our diode lasers: “I would like to tell you about an amazing procedure we are doing in our office with a soft tissue laser also known as a diode laser. If you get herpetic lesions or cold sores we can now help you eliminate the embarrassment, pain, and discomfort. Dr. Gillis has available in her office […]