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Is Chewing Ice Really Bad For Teeth?

June 30, 2016

Filed under: Habits and Teeth,Habits and Your Teeth — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 4:35 pm

Is Chewing Ice Really Bad For Teeth? Chewing ice is not good for anyone’s teeth, but it can be especially bad for teeth that are already weakened with fillings.  Think of your teeth as fine pieces of crystal.  When you have a filling done, a hole is cut into the crystal which weakens the overall structure.  Your mouth where these fine crystals live is a […]

Tooth Extraction? What Questions to Ask Now?

June 21, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr Gillis @ 11:36 pm

Tooth Extraction? What Questions to Ask Now? Have you recently had a tooth extraction? I am happy to help you come up with a couple good questions that you should ask your dentist to be better informed when making treatment decisions.  Teeth and their roots support the tissue so when a tooth is lost it is very important to support the tissue so that it […]

Clear Tooth Aligners – a good looking alternative to braces!

June 16, 2016

Filed under: Invisalign-type Appliances — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 5:41 pm

Clear Tooth Aligners – a better looking alternative to braces! The Answer Is Clear! Are you a candidate for Clear Tooth Aligners?  Clear Aligners are sometimes called Invisalign.  These appliances are a way to achieve  an improvement in the alignment of teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets.  So, you can get your smile straight without train-track woes! When we see things that […]

Fluoride Treatments – Are They Beneficial?

June 7, 2016

Filed under: Fluoride — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:14 pm

Fluoride Treatments – Are They Beneficial? By Karen, treatment assistant for Julie M Gillis, DDS Fluoride Treatments – should your child have them? As a treatment assistant for Dr. Julie Gillis, I have the pleasure of seeing many young patients. One of the services we provide for our young patients is a fluoride treatment when they come in for their dental cleaning. Along with x-rays, […]