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Mouth Rinses, are they useful? What kind to use?

December 28, 2011

Submitted by my hygienist Diane  hygienist with the office of Dr. Julie Gillis Mouth Rinse Options (Kidding about the soap!) Patients often ask us which mouth rinse is the “best.” Though we generally do not advocate any one in particular, we have found the use of a daily rinse containing fluoride is beneficial to patients prone to decay. Fluoride has been shown to strengthen the enamel of […]

CPR – New information you may find useful!

December 19, 2011

Filed under: CPR and AED,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:19 pm

Our office recently completed CPR training as we do every year to prepare for an emergency we hope will never happen. Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers has been modified over the years to be safer and more effective.  We would like to share these changes with you!  New science indicates the following recommended order: Check the scene to assure your safety Check the […]

Should You Brush Your Pet’s Teeth? Yes! Pets get periodontal disease too.

December 12, 2011

Should You Brush Your Pet’s Teeth? Absolutely, especially if you suspect that there is gum disease or periodontal disease!  And especially is your pet is a cat or a dog.  Beagle dogs are so prone to periodontal disease that they are often used to study medications and therapy for human periodontal disease. See this information from PetMD.com! Periodontal Disease in Dogs Periodontal disease is an […]

Oral Cancer – Don’t be a Statistic

December 5, 2011

Filed under: Oral Cancer,Oral Cancer screening — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 5:31 pm

This oral cancer information brought to you by my treatment assistant, Julie ORAL CANCER Almost 37,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year in the U.S. The fastest growing segment of the oral cancer population are people between the ages of  25 – 50 .  This surge in oral cancer is from an oncogenic virus, known as HPV16.  This is a virus that does […]