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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 […]

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 […]

How much toothpaste is enough?

September 21, 2011

Who do you believe when it comes to how much toothpaste is the right amount? Should you believe the toothpaste manufacturers who show photos with a delightfully big swirl of toothpaste? Should you believe your dentist, hygienist, or physician?  See small dab above! Personal preference?? Most toothpastes contain a foaming and abrasive agent, a surfactant that helps lift food and crud off of your teeth […]

Electric Toothbrushes – Are they worth it?

September 9, 2011

My hygienists hear this question often! Melanie has this response for you: “ Wondering if that high-tech electric toothbrush on display in our office is really better than the manual ones?  Electric toothbrushes, also called power toothbrushes, provide superior plaque removal compared to regular toothbrushes and they are very easy to use.  You only need to guide the toothbrush along the surfaces of your teeth and gums while […]

Free Dental Day coming soon!

August 25, 2011

MEDIA CONTACT: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     GRAND VALLEY DENTISTS TO HOST FREE DENTAL DAY Three local dentists will offer their services free of charge  September 24th, 2011 in Grand Junction, Colorado for their second annual Free Dental Day in Grand Junction. The dental offices of Dr. Julie Gillis, Dr. Kenneth Perino, and Dr. Duane Weenig will offer basic dental treatment to persons who are […]