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About Dr Julie Gillis

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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 […]

No Dental Insurance? How Can You Afford Dental Care?

December 9, 2018

Filed under: Dental Insurance — Dr Julie Gillis @ 2:18 am

No Dental Insurance? How Can You Afford Dental Care? Many of our patients remark that they have lost their dental insurance or that they do not have dental insurance so they can’t afford dental treatment.  Patients are even afraid to see what treatment will cost without insurance.  Our office believes it is fair to charge patients the cost of the procedure that is completed.  We […]

Dental Lasers, Waterlase and Periodontal Disease

December 1, 2018

Can you benefit from dental lasers, specifically a Waterlase if you have periodontal disease? Patients are researching periodontal disease online and methods to treat all sorts of dental diseases.  This blog will introduce the use of the Waterlase to treat periodontal disease. You might have periodontal disease if you have bone loss around your teeth.  Nearly 40% of the population has mild to moderate periodontal […]

What is a Precision Partial Denture?

November 11, 2018

What is a Precision Partial Denture? Frank (patient name changed for privacy) didn’t like several things about his partial dentures. They looked “old” The clasps that held the partial in place were unnatural and ugly The partials didn’t stay in well They made his gums sore, and Food always collected below them Precision partial dentures were offered as an option to help solve all of […]

Dental Implants and Crowns

September 17, 2018

Filed under: Crowns,Dental Implants — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:36 pm

Dental Implants and Crowns Meet Diane Diane (not her real name) was devastated to lose her front tooth.  She had always felt very confident about her smile and she was thrilled when we told her that we could replace her tooth with a dental implant.  The treatment would take a while but her relief was evident when we told her that she would never have […]