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Bad Breath Explained!

  Bad breath has several origins, but is generally caused by sulfuric compounds which are the waste products of bacteria in the mouth. Read on for several tips on combating the breath of death. For a friend, of course!   Remove Bacteria and Bacterial Waste Products Sound gross? You ought to see it under a … Continued

Toothbrush Tips

    For many of us, toothbrushing is such an automatic activity that we don’t put much thought into it. Our teeth deserve our best effort, and the new year is a great time to re-visit the fundamentals of proper brushing habits. Brush for Two Minutes Twice Daily. Americans brush their teeth for an average … Continued

Holiday Dental Emergencies

Michael Gillespie Family Dentistry is closed from December 21–January 1 for the holidays. Check out our blog post for tips to handle any dental emergencies that may occur! Contact us to schedule a checkup before the end of the year.

5 Dental Tips to Avoid the “Freshman 15”

Read our blog post for tips to prevent the “freshman 15” weight gain, cavities, bad breath, and gum disease during your first year of college. We want to help you have great oral health and overall health! Contact us for more dental tips and to schedule your checkup over a holiday break.

5 Vacation Dental Tips

Are you traveling soon this summer? Check out our blog post to learn 5 dental tips that will help keep you and your family safe while on vacation. Schedule an appointment at our office to be sure your oral health is in good shape before you go—contact us today!

Periodontal Care Program

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50% of Americans have gum disease. So what, exactly, is gum disease? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissues caused by bacteria in the mouth. It begins when dental plaque is not adequately removed, allowing the plaque to mineralize and … Continued

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Sex: Oh My!

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. This is a great time to get informed on the causes, signs, and symptoms of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. FACT: Approximately 80% of oral cancer patients use tobacco. Tobacco use, both smoking and smokeless forms, has a well-established link to oral cancer. Be aware of any color or textures … Continued

February is Heart Month!

Research has found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to have heart disease. The link between the two is still being studied, but it is a fact that the same bacteria found in the mouth is found in the blood vessels of those who suffer from hardening of the arteries. Inflammation of … Continued
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS