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Pumpkin Spice and Dental Hygiene: What You Need to Know

  As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, there’s one thing many of us eagerly anticipate: the return of pumpkin spice everything. From lattes to muffins, this seasonal flavor has become synonymous with fall. However, as delightful as those pumpkin-spiced treats may be for your taste buds, it’s essential to consider their … Continued

Back-to-School Dental Care

As the back-to-school season approaches and college campuses come alive, it’s crucial to prioritize your dental health as you embark on a new academic year. We want to provide you with valuable tips to help you maintain a healthy smile while juggling the demands of college life. Let’s ensure your dental well-being stays at the … Continued

Dental Health Tips for a Bright Summer Smile

As the summer sun shines bright in July, it’s the perfect time to focus on maintaining a healthy and radiant smile. Following are some valuable tips to help you prioritize your dental health during this vibrant month. Let’s make sure your smile remains as dazzling as the fireworks in the sky! Stay Hydrated: July brings … Continued

Manly Dental Issues

June is Men’s Health Month, and as  dental care providers, we understand that men have unique dental needs that require specific attention. While good oral hygiene practices apply to everyone, there are certain habits and lifestyle factors more commonly associated with men that can impact their oral health. By recognizing these patterns and offering tailored … Continued

COVID Cavities and other Pandemic Goodies

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on various aspects of healthcare, including dental care. One significant consequence of patients missing dental appointments during this time has been the increased prevalence of dental cavities and other dental problems. According to a survey conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA), approximately 95% of dental practices reported … Continued

Bad Breath Tips

Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives. What Causes Bad Breath? There are a number of reasons you … Continued

Got an OWEEE!?

Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes include: Tooth decay (cavities)Fractured teethWorn fillingsGum diseaseWorn tooth enamelExposed tooth root In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the … Continued

Braces-Free Orthodontics

Many adults are interested in orthodontics but are hesitant to return to the “tin grin” smile of their youth. Thanks to modern technology, we now have a braces-free option to straighten teeth. HOW DOES IT WORK? Orthodontic aligners are made from a thin, but strong plastic material. A series of custom aligners is made for … Continued

The Oral Cancer Exam

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. While there are well-documented causes of oral cancer, we will concentrate on the oral cancer exam in this month’s blog post. We perform an oral cancer screening at each of our New Patient Visits, as well as once per year for our routine patients. During the exam several questions … Continued

COVID Cavities and Pandemic Pyorrhea*

The worldwide COVID pandemic has altered our lives in many ways. Not the least of which has been the unforeseen effects on our oral health. IN THE BEGINNING During the initial phase of the pandemic, we in the dental field witnessed an increase in the number of cracked teeth, broken fillings, and patients experiencing jaw … Continued
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS