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Dental Work & Vertical Dimension of Occlusion

January 15, 2022

What is the Vertical Dimension of Occlusion?  Laymen’s terms, please! At its most basic, the vertical dimension of occlusion is a measurement between two specific points when the teeth are biting fully.  As teeth wear or shift, this measurement changes.   It is very important if you are having major dental work that your face and your mouth are comfortable when your teeth are fitting together.  […]

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!  […]

AACD Accredited Dentists – “That’s What We Do!”

May 28, 2019

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Way:  Stories because “that’s what we do!” If you are a dentist, you may be wondering, “Why should you become accredited?”  First and foremost, if you ask other accredited dentists they will tell you that the process of accreditation made them a better dentist.  Accredited members have many things in common, but the main one is a desire to […]

Lip Piercings – Why Do Dentist’s Have a Problem With This?

March 16, 2019

Filed under: or lip piercings,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 6:09 am

Lip Piercings – are they a problem for teeth? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with all lip piercings.  I do point out to my patients though if I think the piercing is causing damage to their teeth or gums.  I have even seen such extensive trauma from ‘playing’ with the lip or tongue piercing that the gums are stripped from the […]

Bleaching Gray Teeth – Will tooth bleaching work?

June 22, 2018

Filed under: cosmetic dentistry,Tooth Whitening or Tooth Bleaching,Uncategorized — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:15 pm

Bleaching Gray Teeth: my teeth are gray, will they still bleach? You asked this question, “Is bleaching gray teeth possible?” The answer used to be a very guarded ‘maybe’.  Bleaching gray teeth is not only probable but very likely if the dental office follows a very specific protocol.  We have recently had very good success bleaching very gray and very dark teeth with a special […]

Perio Breath – It’s Real, It’s Nasty, and It’s Treatable!

June 26, 2017

Filed under: Perio Breath & Bad Breath,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:16 pm

Perio Breath – It’s Real, It’s Nasty, and It’s Treatable! Perio breath – by this I mean the breath of someone who has active and probably untreated periodontal disease is unmistakeable and I wish I could just guide any person with this condition into prompt treatment!  Just do it!  Do this for you, for your improved health, for improved taste, and for improved interpersonal conversations! I […]

Porcelain Partial Crowns Close Gaps in Your Smile!

February 10, 2017

Filed under: Missing Tooth or Teeth,Smile Makeover,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:30 am

Would you like to close the gaps in your smile with Porcelain Partial Crowns, veneers, or bridges?  Many would like to do this but they could use more information! This blog reviews one method for closing gaps between teeth with Porcelain Partial Crowns and Bridges.  Porcelain partial crowns are described as well as the benefits of this treatment. Our patient did not like the gaps […]

Gingival Papilloma or Lump on the Gums – Concern?

January 19, 2017

Filed under: Gum Surgery,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 11:32 pm

What is a gingival papilloma?  Should you be concerned if you think you have one?  What treatments are available? Small lump seen on gums between the central incisor and the lateral incisor in the photo to the left is a gingival papilloma.   A gingival papilloma is simply a lump of tissue on the gums as seen in this photograph.  The gingival papilla is a […]

Flossing, necessary or optional??

December 14, 2016

Filed under: Dental floss,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Uncategorized — Dr Julie 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 […]

Meet Dr. Julie Gillis, her Team, Some of Her Office!

October 27, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:43 am

  Let us know what you think of Dr. Julie Gillis‘ first office video! Dr. Julie Gillis would like to say thank you so much to my patients and my team! And a big Thank you to TNT Dental for helping to put together this video.  #nogrumpydentist, #COdentistjuliegillis, #cosmeticandgeneraldentistGrandJunction, #juliegillisdds, #juliegillisdentist A welcoming video for our patients current and future that showcases our office, our dentist, […]