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Julie M. Gillis, DDS, PC

COVID & Changes in Our Office to Keep You Safe

May 17, 2020

Filed under: Our Dental Office - What makes us unique,Safety in the Dental Office — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:23 pm

You may have concerns for your safety and the safety of others when going to the dentist or going anywhere for that matter during this crazy COVID 19 Pandemic.  Our office is taking several new precautions to keep you and our team safe during this time.  Please see the video below to see firsthand some of the changes we are implementing. Our office monitors the […]

What Can a Dentist Do For Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

May 16, 2020

What Can a Dentist Do For Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea? What can a dentist do for their patients that have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?  Turns out that a dentist educated in recognizing and treating sleep apnea can do a lot!  To find out more ask if your dentist is providing screening and therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  You don’t have to  wait to have […]

Grand Junction Cosmetic Dentist Explains How to Find the Best Dentist For You

April 21, 2020

Filed under: Practice News — admin @ 11:29 pm

As a respected leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Julie Gillis provides expert guidance on choosing the most qualified dentist for aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. Grand Junction, CO – Most individuals without complex dental issues find it relatively easy to choose a general dentist to perform professional cleanings and exams, but when it comes to selecting a dentist for more advanced procedures, […]

How Do I Know If I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

March 3, 2020

Filed under: Obstructive Sleep Apnea,Silent Nite or DreamTAP — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:23 pm

How Do I Know If I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Most people know if they snore because someone tells them that they do.  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most severe sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD).  This is recognized as a major public health concern and the prevalence in the general population is increasing.  You will read very different estimates on the percentage of people with […]

How Do You Know If You Need a Night Guard?

February 25, 2020

Filed under: Night guard — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:24 pm

How Do You Know If You Need a Night Guard? You can see the wear in the teeth above if you look at the edges of the front teeth.  The two lower front teeth are worn enough that a line of dentin shows through on the top of the teeth.  This is not normal wear from chewing correctly!  Now, how do you know if you […]

Taking care of tooth colored fillings so they last!

January 21, 2020

Filed under: Composite fillings,Tooth Colored Fillings — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 7:04 pm

If you have had white fillings or tooth colored fillings on your teeth, you have probably had your teeth restored with a dental material called a composite.   These ‘white’ fillings or tooth colored fillings are not solid porcelain, in fact the resin matrix is like plastic.  Because of this, tooth colored fillings do require some special care to help these restorations last as long as […]

How to Choose the Best Dentist For You and Your Family

November 18, 2019

Filed under: Our Dental Office - What makes us unique — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 1:20 pm

What to Consider When Selecting a Dentist? How do you choose the best dentist for you and your family? This is a really good question! Should you look in the phone book?  (Do people still do this?) Should you do an online search? Should you ask your neighbors or friends? Should you call a couple offices for a price check? Should you try to visit […]

What Are the Dark Areas/Brown or Black Discolorations on My Gums?

November 17, 2019

Filed under: Customer Service,Esthetic Dentistry,Oral Cancer screening — Tags: — Dr Julie Gillis @ 3:19 am

First of all: What Are the Dark Areas/Black Patches/Discolorations on My Gums? You, or someone you know may have discolorations on the gums that look like the photo of our patient above. These areas shown here are melanotic macules or flat brown pigmented areas.  They are harmless and may have been present since birth.  Doctor are not exactly sure what causes these ‘freckle-like’ areas to […]

What Happens During a Periodontal Exam?

November 3, 2019

Filed under: Periodontal Disease,Periodontal Treatment or Therapy — Dr Julie Gillis @ 5:12 pm

What Happens During a Periodontal Exam? What happens during a Periodontal Exam should be pretty standard in dental offices.  First of all you should know that a periodontal exam means an evaluation of the supporting structures of the teeth including the gums and jawbone.  This type of examination is usually done as part of a complete exam by your dentist.  A Periodontal Exam may also […]

“Can’t you just do a new filling instead of a crown?”

October 29, 2019

“Can’t you just do a new filling, doc?” Dentistry seems so expensive!  Especially when your dentist tells you that your tooth needs a crown.  Is this really necessary?  As part of a dental examination, a good dentist will look at every tooth in your mouth and study the edges of all of your previous restorations or fillings.  You may not think anything is really wrong […]