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Oral Cancer Facts

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and an ideal time to discuss the latest facts and statistics concerning this disease. While oral cancer is relatively rare, it has historically resulted in a high death rate because it is generally diagnosed in the later stages of the disease. To aid in the screening of our patients … Continued

Mr. Sandman, Bring Me Some Sleep!

The Benefits of Sleep The science of sleep has revealed that stacking Z’s is much more important to our physical and mental health than previously thought. There are many physiological processes that take place only while we are sleeping, and during specific stages of sleep. For our bodies to function at their maximum levels, we … Continued

Bless Your Heart!

February is American Heart Month, and you can begin to take care of your heart by taking care of your teeth and gums. Almost 50% of Americans have some form of gum disease. This is important because those with gum disease are 2-3 times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. So, what … Continued

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!
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS