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About Dr Julie Gillis

Here are my most recent posts

How Do You Know If You Have Bone Loss and Periodontal Disease?

August 12, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Preventive Dentistry — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:10 pm

How do you know if you have bone loss and periodontal disease?  This is a good question because periodontal disease is not usually painful! You may know that you have had bone loss around your teeth if they start to feel loose.  A good dentist will always tell you if you have periodontal disease and the best way to manage this disease. Bone loss will […]

What Can Be Done About Brown or Black Areas on the Gums?

August 2, 2019

Filed under: Cosmetic Laser Treatments,Gum Surgery,Mouth — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:12 am

You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. The areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown or black pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctors are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to occur.  Some people develop areas like this later in life.  […]

How our office is using Perio Protect Perio Trays

June 19, 2019

This blog describes how our office is using Perio Trays.  We are loving the results! If you have gingivitis or periodontal disease, there are many options for treatment.  This is great because we are not all alike and finding the right treatment can mean the difference between success – saving our teeth and gums or failure – losing your teeth and gums and jaw bone!  […]

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit?

April 12, 2019

Can Composite Bonding be Completed in One Visit? and What happens during composite bonding? Composite bonding can be completed in just one visit to improve a smile!  Let’s say you have a job interview coming up and you want to look your very best.  You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this interview is important to you!  Your smile says […]

How Can I Replace in My Missing Teeth Without Implants or Dentures?

April 3, 2019

Filed under: All-Porcelain Bridge,Cantilever tooth bridge — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:04 pm

Permanent help for missing teeth! Some patients just do not want dental implants.  Some patients are not good candidates for dental implants for any number of reasons.  Or it may be that a patient wants something done right now for a better appearance, while still allowing something different to be done in the future. An all-porcelain bridge may be the right solution for you! Maybe […]

Replace That Missing Tooth! What is a Cantilever Tooth Bridge?

March 22, 2019

Can a cantilever bridge be used to replace your missing tooth? There are many ways to replace a missing tooth.  Most people would prefer to replace a missing tooth with something that feels like their own tooth, doesn’t have to come out of their mouth and something that doesn’t hurt their other teeth.  If you are missing a tooth and you would like to know […]

Lip Piercings – Why Do Dentist’s Have a Problem With This?

March 16, 2019

Filed under: or lip piercings,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:09 am

Lip Piercings – are they a problem for teeth? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with all lip piercings.  I do point out to my patients though if I think the piercing is causing damage to their teeth or gums.  I have even seen such extensive trauma from ‘playing’ with the lip or tongue piercing that the gums are stripped from the […]

Should My Dental Tori Hurt When I Have Dental Treatment?

January 13, 2019

Filed under: Our Dental Office - What makes us unique,Tori or Dental Tori — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:06 am

Should My Dental Tori Hurt When I Have Dental Tori? This information may be helpful to any patient with dental tori like the ones shown here.  By the way, these bony growths are completely normal and fairly common. Melanie (not her real name) wrote to our office with these questions about her dental tori.  These are really common questions we are asked by patients all […]

Can Dental Implants be Used With Dentures? Yes, and Very Successfully!

January 5, 2019

Can Dental Implants be Used With Dentures?   In general, our office tries to save teeth.  However, sometimes the teeth are already gone or having a denture made is really the best decision.  Your denture(s) should be comfortable and natural looking.  If not, Dr. Gillis and her team can help!  We have completed many dentures with the added support of small diameter or mini implants.  […]

How Can Your Dentist Help You Breathe Easier?

December 27, 2018

Filed under: Removable Dental Appliances,Snoring and Sleep Apnea — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:50 am

Sleep apnea or the Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) may affect 20 percent of all adults. That is 1 in every 5 people!  To live a healthy, normal life, breathing is always important it turns out.   Most people and surely most dentists recognize the dangers of sleep apnea.  Our office now offers a solution to help patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.  As an […]