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Brushing and Flossing May Save Your Life!

April 9, 2018

Brushing and flossing – a lifestyle that may save your life! Why do I say this?  In a study published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal by Bale, Doneen and Vigerust, in November 2016, they note evidence that pathogens (bacteria) found in periodontal disease are considered a contributing cause of arteriosclerotic vascular disease including heart attacks and strokes.  Wow!  So taking care of periodontal disease aids […]

Individualized Dental Care Should Be the Norm!

February 9, 2018

Individualized oral health care – Individualized dental care.  The way it should be! Our office believes in individualized dental care for optimal health.  Dental care should be individualized to the patient.  What works for you is not necessarily what works for other patients.  Every patient deserved individualized oral health care.  Take something as simple as the notion that every person needs to brush twice daily […]

Flossing, necessary or optional??

December 14, 2016

Filed under: Dental floss,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Uncategorized — Dr Gillis @ 1:43 am

Flossing, necessary or optional?? People are still asking is it necessary to floss?  They read the recent news article that said in effect that no studies have proven that flossing is beneficial.   Many people were left questioning, ‘flossing, necessary or optional?’ It is amazing to me what a controversy a news article can cause.  The simple answer is YES we should floss! Let me […]

Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office!

September 7, 2016

Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office! Would you like to Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office?  How about the Oral B Pro 5000? Now you can do just that in our office and here is how: Purchasing an electric toothbrush  to improve your oral hygiene is a good idea.  But which one do you buy?  How do you know the differences […]

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Absolutely!

April 22, 2016

Filed under: Crowns,Decay,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 11:28 pm

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Tooth decay can and does cause bad breath!  So the answer is one of the following: Yes Absolutely Are you kidding? Sure! Heck yes! Bad breath and more! The reason for this is easy to understand if you think of tooth decay as an infectious process that causes tooth destruction and creates openings (holes, cavities) in the teeth where […]

Dental Floss – Avoid Strangling Your Fingers!

February 3, 2016

Filed under: Dental floss,Dental Health,Oral Hygiene,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:33 pm

Dental Flossing without Strangling Your Fingers Our office has found the following technique for using dental floss to be helpful! Can we eliminate finger strangling from dental floss? For many people, flossing is just difficult.  Using dental floss is awkward.  It requires good dexterity.  It is a bit messy.  And, sometimes, it hurts!  Not just the teeth and gums either!  The gums may hurt especially if […]

Avoiding the Dreaded Strangled Finger When Flossing!

June 3, 2015

Filed under: Dental floss,Oral Hygiene — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 2:47 pm

Avoiding the Dreaded Strangled Finger When Flossing! Yes!! It is possible! And, Easy. It is easy to minimize this uncomfortable sensation when flossing!  Let me demonstrate! You are almost there!   Now you can really get to flossing!       By wrapping the floss around a middle finger and leaving the other end free you will have freedom to floss with a first finger […]

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 […]

What? Change Your Mouth Rinse?!

December 16, 2014

Filed under: Dental Health,Dental Hygiene,Mouth rinses,Mouthwash — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 1:54 am

Did you know it was a good idea to switch the type of mouth rinse you use periodically?  It is!   To maximize the effectiveness of your mouth rinse (also called mouth wash) you should switch mouth rinse types every 2 – 3 months per a study from Clinical Research Associates. This can be thought of like the need to periodically switch hair products to […]

Now That I Have An Implant, How Do I Take Care Of It?

May 19, 2014

Filed under: Dental Hygiene,Dental Implants,Implant,Oral Hygiene — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 5:12 pm

Now that I have an implant, how do I take care of it? I am so glad that you asked! Taking care of your dental implant is important.  Your implant crown will never decay, but you can get gum disease and periodontal disease around your implant!  This could result in the loss of your implant and may result in a significant bony defect where the […]