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Can A Tooth Cavity Be Hidden?

September 26, 2014

Filed under: Cavities and Dental Decay — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:18 am

Can A Tooth Cavity Be Hidden? Without taking the time to really look at this tooth under different light conditions, and evaluating the grooves with a cavity detecting laser, this cavity or area of decay might be missed! The x-ray image was non-remarkable (no cavity or area of decay visible).  The surface of the tooth was very hard when felt with an explorer.  (Many of us have […]

The NTI Appliance -What Is It For, Why Would I Want One?

September 16, 2014

Filed under: Appliances to Limit Habits,NTI,Removable Dental Appliances — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 2:25 pm

NTI – What is it? What is it for? and Why would I want one? This information brought to you from my treatment assistant, Karen The NTI – a very special splint! Do you suffer from headaches, clench or grind your teeth at night, wake up with sore jaw muscles? If so we can make you an appliance in our office called a Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibitiion […]

All 32 Teeth – All Healthy!

September 9, 2014

Filed under: Customer Service,Dental Health — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 2:20 am

All 32 Teeth – All Healthy!   Sometimes you just have to blog about a person having all 32 teeth – and all of them healthy.  Most of us have at least lost our four wisdom teeth leaving us with 28 teeth.  A very few people have more than 32 teeth but this is considered an anomaly.  In general, probably over decades of evolutionary time, […]

Sometimes Adult Teeth Develop Too Small, What Then?

September 3, 2014

Sometimes Adult Teeth Develop Too Small, What Then? When there are the right number of teeth but there are several gaps between the teeth, it may be because the teeth are just abnormally small.  This can really detract from the aesthetics of a smile!  Tiny teeth with gaps are very cute in little kids – not so much in an adult smile!  Dentists will probably […]