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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!  […]

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 […]

Flossing is FUN? Are you serious…..

July 3, 2018

Filed under: Dental floss,Dental Health,Gingivitis or Gum Disease — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:30 pm

Flossing is FUN? Are you serious….. Why yes we are serious!  Why not think something so good for you is fun?  This information is provided to you by Malena one of the amazing hygienists in our office. The CDC states that over 64.7 million adults in the United States have periodontal disease, also referred to as gum disease. Gum disease is caused by an abundance […]

Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis

August 15, 2016

Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis Periodontal Disease and gingivitis are diseases usually do not hurt.  By some estimates, over 90% of the population have some form of active periodontal disease and/or gingivitis.  Simply put, gingivitis is a reversible infection of the gums.  It can be eliminated with a professional cleaning and thorough home care.  However, this infection will easily return without continued personal and professional care. Periodontal […]

Gum Disease Bacteria Alert! Where to Live?

February 23, 2016

Filed under: Gingivitis or Gum Disease,Periodontal Disease — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 9:26 pm

If you were a Gum Disease causing bacteria, whose mouth would you live in? Well, that depends!  If you were a bacteria that causes gum disease, tooth decay, or periodontal disease and your goal was to live undisturbed as long as possible, you might want to live in one of the areas shown here.  You would live. eat, proliferate (multiply in that way bacteria do), […]

Dr. Gillis Describes What Our Gums Would Like to Say to Us!

July 9, 2015

Filed under: Dental Health,Dental Hygiene,Gingivitis or Gum Disease — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 2:29 pm

What Our Gums Would Like to Say to Us! If only they could!   “Gums don’t complain much, even when we are infected!  Can you see the soft looking white stuff between the lower teeth.  That is a lot of bacteria and debris here.  Bacteria like to live between your teeth and under your gums.” This continues to be your gums talking to YOU!  “Could […]

Because We Care About Your Oral Health!

June 18, 2015

Because We Care About Your Oral Health! This letter is for you, my patients, Do you have gum disease, gingivitis, or periodontal disease?  Do you know if there is any infection present in your mouth? Do you have oral cancer? Ninety percent (90%!) of people have some type of disease or infection in their mouths!  My guess is that far less than 90% are aware of […]

Does Mouthwash Make Any Difference in the Health of Your Mouth?

September 11, 2013

Why Bother Using Mouthwash? Do Mouth Rinses or Mouthwash Make Any Difference in the Health of Your Mouth? Some patients that need an extra ‘something’ like mouthwash in order to get their mouth and gums in optimal health.In our office, one of our recommendations is the regular use of a mouthwash.If you have very little problems with gingivitis, or periodontal disease, then the addition of a […]

Can You Have Healthy Gums and Rotten Teeth?

August 22, 2013

Can you Have Healthy Gums and Rotten Teeth?  Yes, absolutely! Bacteria cause almost all the problems we see in patient’s mouths – except for trauma and muscle issues.  The problems directly attributable to bacteria are decay, cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and infections,  So, if you can control the bacteria, you can control most of the problems we dentists see and spend our careers trying to correct.  The […]

What is Tartar and Why Should I Care?

December 17, 2012

What Is Tartar and Why Should I Care? Please see the tartar on the following photos: The real problem with tartar lies in the fact that once tartar forms, it is very difficult or impossible to remove with a toothbrush and floss. We compare the formation of tartar on your teeth to the formation of calcium deposits on your faucets or the formation of barnacles […]