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Snore appliances really do work!

October 23, 2012

Filed under: Snoring and Sleep Apnea — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 11:58 pm

“We’re sleeping better . . .  thanks to our dentist!”   Virtually all of us snore from time to time.  In fact, it is estimated that about one third of the population snores regularly.  Light snoring is no more than an occasional, inconvenient habit, but heavy, loud snoring could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea which deprives your body of oxygen.  Snoring and sleep […]

Dental Insurance – It is not really insurance at all!

October 18, 2012

Filed under: Dental Insurance — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:44 pm

Dental Insurance . . . . it’s not really insurance at all We purchase insurance to cover catastrophic losses such as losing your home to fire, totaling your car, or major medical surgery.  Providing dental coverage or dental insurance with an annual limit of $1,000 to $1,500 is not insurance but instead an employer provided benefit. We have never thought it was fair to charge […]

Dental Implants Can Replace Teeth and Gum Tissue!

October 5, 2012

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 2:16 pm

In 1952, a Swedish Professor, Ingvar Branemark had a lucky accident.  He discovered that titanium bonded irreversibly to living bone tissue. Titanium was placed into jaw bones to study growth and the bone grew around them – this is the process of osseointegration.   The first practical application of osseointegration was the implantation of new titanium roots in 1965. Dental implants were born!   Tooth implants or dental implants […]