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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 […]

What Is Tartar and Why Should I Care?

August 28, 2012

Our treatment assistant, Karen, shares this information with you about Tartar: Tartar what is it?  How does it form on our teeth. How can I get rid of it? These are all very important questions .  Tartar, also known as calculus, is a hard deposit or residue that adheres to the teeth. Tartar is made up of bacteria and minerals and can range from yellow […]

If your Teeth Could Talk … The Mouth Offers Clues Part 2!

March 7, 2012

If only the gums shown here could talk! The adjacent photos were taken at the office of Dr. Julie Gillis in Grand Junction, Colorado.  Our phone number is (970) 242-3635.  This patient had no idea of the extent of gum disease and periodontal disease present in her mouth! The treatment in our office consisted of periodontal debridement (a specialized cleaning) and diode laser treatment combined […]

If Your Teeth Could Talk… The Mouth’s Clues Part 1

February 28, 2012

       Please see the photographs here:  Is this you?  This is a before and after of the same patient.  The treatment consisted of oral hygiene instruction, periodontal debridement, laser assisted periodontal therapy, and improved brushing and flossing by the patient. The time elapsed bnetween these photographs is a few months.  It doesn’t take long to get healthy and you will achieve a […]

Upgrade Your Routine Dental Cleaning With Laser Treatment!

January 20, 2012

– Patient Introduction to Laser Bacterial Reduction – Improving Your Cleaning in our office We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office.  Because of this, we have recently added a new procedure to your routine cleaning care to help fight periodontal disease and gingivitis.      Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a growing […]

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

January 3, 2012

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy As described to patients by my treatment assistant, Regina   Everyone has spaces between the gums and the teeth where bacteria and food accumulate.  Bacteria under the gums in patients with periodontal disease and gum disease or gingivitis cause inflammation which leads to deepening of the pockets in the gum tissue around the teeth.  Normal healthy pockets range from 1-3mm in depth.  You can […]

Should You Brush Your Pet’s Teeth? Yes! Pets get periodontal disease too.

December 12, 2011

Should You Brush Your Pet’s Teeth? Absolutely, especially if you suspect that there is gum disease or periodontal disease!  And especially is your pet is a cat or a dog.  Beagle dogs are so prone to periodontal disease that they are often used to study medications and therapy for human periodontal disease. See this information from PetMD.com! Periodontal Disease in Dogs Periodontal disease is an […]

Why compare sweat and body odor to bacteria and mouth odor!

November 28, 2011

Why compare sweat and body odor to bacteria and mouth odor! Mostly for fun, partly for information, and possibly for motivation! This blog is not for the squeemish or the faint unless they can use this information as a motivation for regular, thorough brushing and flossing and dental visits.  The terms are not particularly scientific, but we have found them to be more easily understood. […]

How might a soft tissue, diode laser help you?

October 21, 2011

I’m excited to tell you about our new diode lasers. I feel this technology will improve the way we manage periodontal disease, perform soft tissue surgeries and biopsies, and even help patients during orthodontic care. After careful evaluation and many hours of training, we now have two diode lasers. I was so excited about the possible benefits to our patients; I knew that one would […]

So it IS important to have a healthy mouth!

October 17, 2011

Filed under: Gingivitis or Gum Disease,Periodontal Disease — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 5:24 pm

Gum Disease Links to Heart Disease and Stroke Researchers have found that people with gum disease and/or periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease! Heart Disease Several theories exist to explain the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. One theory is that oral bacteria can affect the heart when they enter the blood stream, attaching to fatty plaques […]