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So, how soon should (could) kids start flossing?

January 25, 2012

What age to floss?  Most dentists agree that teeth should be flossed as soon as any two of them touch and brushing with a toothbrush will not clean between them!  This translatets to beginning flossing anytime from about 8 months on!  Flossing correctly (see future Blog!) takes some talent however, and most little kids cannot floss well until about age eight.  However, it is a good […]

Upgrade Your Routine Dental Cleaning With Laser Treatment!

January 20, 2012

– Patient Introduction to Laser Bacterial Reduction – Improving Your Cleaning in our office We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office.  Because of this, we have recently added a new procedure to your routine cleaning care to help fight periodontal disease and gingivitis.      Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a growing […]

AACD dentists “Give Back a Smile!”

January 14, 2012

 Dr. Julie Gillis, DDS Helps Domestic Violence Survivors Through Give Back a Smile Grand Junction, CO (January 4, 2012)—More than five million individuals are affected by domestic violence each year in the U.S. and Canada, and local dentist Dr. Gillis is helping heal the effects by participating in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program. Dr. Gillis […]

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

January 3, 2012

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy As described to patients by my treatment assistant, Regina   Everyone has spaces between the gums and the teeth where bacteria and food accumulate.  Bacteria under the gums in patients with periodontal disease and gum disease or gingivitis cause inflammation which leads to deepening of the pockets in the gum tissue around the teeth.  Normal healthy pockets range from 1-3mm in depth.  You can […]