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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 […]

Individualized Dental Care Should Be the Norm!

February 9, 2018

Individualized oral health care – Individualized dental care.  The way it should be! Our office believes in individualized dental care for optimal health.  Dental care should be individualized to the patient.  What works for you is not necessarily what works for other patients.  Every patient deserved individualized oral health care.  Take something as simple as the notion that every person needs to brush twice daily […]

Should Dentists Care About Your Marijuana Use?

October 24, 2017

Should Dentists Care About Your Marijuana Use? Drugs and dentistry, specifically marijuana use and dentistry is a topic seen more often in the literature.  Marijuana use has a connection with your oral health.  So, yes, your dentist should care about your Marijuana use! This blogs reviews current findings and explains some of the dental associations related to Marijuana use and concerns your dentist may have. […]

Does Marijuana Affect Your Dental Health?

October 5, 2017

Filed under: Customer Service,Dental Health — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 4:45 am

Does Marijuana Affect Your Dental Health? Some of this information is from the January 2016 issue of AGD Impact and from the July/August 2017 issue of Discover Why should your dentist care whether you use Marijuana?  Because Marijuana can affect your dental health and your dental treatment! As the use of Marijuana becomes more common, we will continue to see more of the possible side […]

I’ve been told that I am tongue tied. What is that?

February 21, 2017

Filed under: Dental Health,Diode Laser — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

I’ve been told that I am Tongue Tied.  What is that? See blog photos under tongue What does it mean to be tongue tied?  And is this a condition that requires treatment? When your dentist or physician says that you are tongue tied it is a descriptive term that means that the ligament that holds the tongue to the floor or bottom of your mouth is […]

What is Disclosing Solution or Caries Detecting Dye?

February 1, 2017

Filed under: Cavities and Dental Decay,Fillings — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:00 am

What is Disclosing Solution or Caries Detecting Dye? This blog describes the use of disclosing solution which is the same as caries detecting dye and shows photos of caries detecting dye used during tooth preparation.                 If your dentist is using disclosing solution or caries detecting dye that means they care about you and they care about your teeth!  […]

Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office!

September 7, 2016

Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office! Would you like to Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office?  How about the Oral B Pro 5000? Now you can do just that in our office and here is how: Purchasing an electric toothbrush  to improve your oral hygiene is a good idea.  But which one do you buy?  How do you know the differences […]

Fluoride Treatments – Are They Beneficial?

June 7, 2016

Filed under: Fluoride — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 7:14 pm

Fluoride Treatments – Are They Beneficial? By Karen, treatment assistant for Julie M Gillis, DDS Fluoride Treatments – should your child have them? As a treatment assistant for Dr. Julie Gillis, I have the pleasure of seeing many young patients. One of the services we provide for our young patients is a fluoride treatment when they come in for their dental cleaning. Along with x-rays, […]

Ever Wondered What is Under Your Tooth Filling?

May 18, 2016

Filed under: Fillings,Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 2:37 am

Ever Wondered What is Under Your Tooth Filling? Ever had a tooth filling replaced? Many people have wondered what is under their fillings and usually don’t have the opportunity to see what their dentist is removing.  If this is true for you, this blog will show you what we found below two very small silver restorations.  We knew that there would be decay below the […]

Brighten Teeth With Food!

April 1, 2016

Filed under: Dental Health — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:33 am

Some Foods May Actually Brighten Your Teeth! Can you brighten teeth with food? Celery is crunchy and delicious and just may brighten teeth and benefit your mouth!  And it’s good for you!  The extra chewing celery requires produces plenty of saliva which neutralized the bacteria Streptococcus mutans that causes cavities.  Additionally, chomping on naturally abrasive foods massages gums and cleans between teeth. Strawberries:  This delicious […]