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Magnets for Pain Relief? Maybe!

January 27, 2015

Filed under: Pain control — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 3:36 pm

Magnets for Pain Relief This information brought to you by Dr. Gillis’ wonderful hygienist, Melanie Magnet therapy has a long history in traditional folk medicine.  Chinese doctors believed in the therapeutic value of magnets at least 2,000 years ago.  In the middle decades of the twentieth century, scientists in various parts of the world began performing studies on the therapeutic use of magnets.  From the […]

Brush My Tongue – Are You Serious?

January 22, 2015

Filed under: Oral Hygiene,Tongue scraper or Tongue cleaner — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 9:27 pm

Brush My Tongue – Are You Serious? There is an actual condition called ” Black Hairy Tongue” when the tongue actually looks like the filaments on the surface of the tongue are covered with so much stained  goo it looks black and hairy!  A prominent dentist and lecturer, Dr  Gordon Christensen, described this as, ‘the long hairy filaments that are on everyone’s tongue are covered […]

How Do I Know If My Tooth Is Fractured?

January 13, 2015

How Do I Know If My Tooth Is Fractured? Usually you will be able to feel if your tooth is fractured – but not always!   The tooth above may feel totally normal to the tongue, but notice the fractures on all four sides of this tooth!  The patient was experiencing slight pain with chewing. Unless the tooth fracture extends down the root of the […]

Partial Dentures as Replacements For Missing Teeth

January 8, 2015

Partial Dentures – Why Would I Want One? A full or partial denture is a removable appliance with artificial teeth to replace missing natural teeth and gum tissue. A full denture replaces all the teeth in one arch while a partial denture replaces just the missing teeth present in a dental arch and may often use the remaining teeth to help support and maintain the partial […]