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Should My Dentist Have a Diode Dental Laser?

June 14, 2018

Filed under: Diode Laser — David Anderson @ 2:19 pm

There are many different types of dental lasers, and your dentist should probably have a couple of them! I hope that this blog will answer the question, ‘what is a diode dental laser and should my dentist have one?’ LASERS HAVE BECOME SO COMMON THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT THE WORD LASER EVEN STANDS FOR! AND, THAT IS LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF […]

TMJ Therapy

May 25, 2018

Filed under: TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 6:52 am

TMJ Therapy – What is it and why should you care? The TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint is your jaw joint.  Almost everyone has two of these!  They are very much like knees – almost everyone has a pair and many have at some point in their life had some concerns with one or both knees.  The TMJ is complex like the knee joint, and the […]

How Long Do Tooth Crowns Last?

May 16, 2018

Filed under: Crowns — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:28 pm

I just had a crown placed at my dental office and I was wondering this, how long do tooth crowns last? How long do tooth crowns last is a very good question!  And, it is a question without an easy answer.  In our office we like to tell our patients that how long do tooth crowns last depends on three things: How well your dentist […]

What Kind of Tooth is a Mesiodens?

May 11, 2018

Filed under: Mesiodens or Supernumerary teeth,Tooth Information — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

What Kind of Tooth is a Mesiodens? What kind of tooth is a mesiodens?  I will tell you and show you one!  A mesiodens is an extra tooth, also called a supernumerary tooth, that occurs in the middle of the mouth.  The typical location is between the upper front teeth.  It may occur between the central incisors, in front of them or behind them.  These […]

Are There Stem Cells In Teeth?

May 4, 2018

Filed under: Missing Tooth or Teeth,Tooth Information — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:27 am

Are There Stem Cells in Teeth? Could it be that your teeth may someday save your life? There are stem cells in teeth!  Dare I mention mesenchymal stem cells?  Yes! Within your teeth are potent stem cells that could help with both medical and dental conditions.  When people hear ‘stem cells’ they may think of fetal tissues or the questionable harvesting of cells from a […]

Diode Lasers in Dentistry

April 27, 2018

Filed under: Diode Laser — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:05 am

Diode Lasers in Dentistry – Are they Useful? Diode lasers have improved the way we manage periodontal disease and gum disease.  Used during a tooth cleaning, the Diode Laser will help inflamed gum tissues heal faster.  But this is just one of many used for a diode laser! Shown below is a Diode Laser being used for bacterial reduction during a cleaning. As you are […]

Dr. Gillis speaks on Accreditation with the AACD

April 16, 2018

AACD Accreditation – Purpose, Benefits, Process Accreditation in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) serves to set standards for excellence in cosmetic dentistry.  Dr. Julie Gillis became Accredited with the AACD in 1997.  She was the very first dentist to become accredited in Colorado and is now one of only three dentists in Colorado and about 600 dentists around the world that have attained […]

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 […]

Who is Dr. Julie Gillis in the World of Dentistry?

April 4, 2018

Who is Dr. Julie Gillis in the world of dentistry? My team and I are committed to continuing education.  In fact each year, we exceed the requirements for state licensing.  We constantly work to update our skills and implement new technologies to provide you with the highest quality dentistry as efficiently and comfortably as possible. Again this spring, I will be attending the annual scientific […]

Athletic Mouthguards or Sport guards

March 30, 2018

Filed under: Athletic Mouthguards — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 6:45 am

Athletic Mouthguards or Sportguards How do you help prevent the kind of impact trauma seen here? Prevent this: With this:             Athletic Mouthguards can prevent these types of traumatic injuries.  Our office makes several types of Athletic or Sports Mouthguards with varying degrees of protection.  What you need depends on your sport of choice and perhaps, how aggressively you play. […]