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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 […]

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 […]

Are Athletes More Prone to Oral Health Problems ?

October 31, 2016

Filed under: Customer Service,Dental Health,Occlusion or Bite — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 6:13 pm

Are athletes more likely to have oral health problems? Playing sports may affect an athletes oral health.  Here are some reasons why. An athletes oral health may be more prone to problems than the general population. I think most people would assume that the answer to the above questions is a resounding No. Actually, the answer […]

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 […]

Is Chewing Ice Really Bad For Teeth?

June 30, 2016

Filed under: Habits and Teeth,Habits and Your Teeth — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 4:35 pm

Is Chewing Ice Really Bad For Teeth? Chewing ice is not good for anyone’s teeth, but it can be especially bad for teeth that are already weakened with fillings.  Think of your teeth as fine pieces of crystal.  When you have a filling done, a hole is cut into the crystal which weakens the overall […]

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Absolutely!

April 22, 2016

Filed under: Crowns,Decay,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 11:28 pm

Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Tooth decay can and does cause bad breath!  So the answer is one of the following: Yes Absolutely Are you kidding? Sure! Heck yes! Bad breath and more! The reason for this is easy to understand if you think of tooth decay as an infectious process that causes tooth […]

Is Your Diet Hurting Your Teeth?

November 3, 2015

Filed under: Dental Health,Diet for Health — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 4:45 pm

Our office just wanted you to see this information so that you can stay informed! Most people know that acidic foods and sweet foods are bad for teeth – especially if you combine the two (think soda or energy drinks).  What many may not be aware of is that food and diets considered ‘healthy’ may […]

Dr. Gillis Describes What Our Gums Would Like to Say to Us!

July 9, 2015

What Our Gums Would Like to Say to Us! If only they could!   “Gums don’t complain much, even when we are infected!  Can you see the soft looking white stuff between the lower teeth.  That is a lot of bacteria and debris here.  Bacteria like to live between your teeth and under your gums.” […]

Because We Care About Your Oral Health!

June 18, 2015

Because We Care About Your Oral Health! This letter is for you, my patients, Do you have gum disease, gingivitis, or periodontal disease?  Do you know if there is any infection present in your mouth? Do you have oral cancer? Ninety percent (90%!) of people have some type of disease or infection in their mouths!  My […]

Go Ahead – Have That Small Glass of Wine!

February 24, 2015

Filed under: Dental Health,Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr Gillis @ 5:04 pm

Go Ahead – Have That Small Glass of Wine! This information from Dentistry Today, July 2014, page 42 Red wine just may have another health benefit!  For anyone looking for another reason to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner, this might be interesting.  A new study has found that red wine as well […]

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