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Be a Rude Host

Martha Stewart may cringe, but sometimes you need to be a rude host. When a known freeloader with a reputation for wrecking everything in its path shows up, it’s best to pull in the WELCOME mat. Such is the case with COVID-19. Like other viruses, COVID-19 cannot live on its own. It must inject itself … Continued

Temporary Closure

Let’s “Flatten the Curve” Following recommendations from the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, the American Dental Association, and the Center for Disease Control our office will be closed for elective dental services from Thursday, March 19 at 5:00 pm until Monday, April 6 at 8:00 am. HOWEVER, we remain open during normal business hours … Continued

Tooth Whitening FAQ

A beautiful, white smile is a sign of youth, health, and is a social asset. Most would agree that a person’s smile is one of the first things they notice. Tooth whitening, or “bleaching”, is a popular dental treatment and there are several methods achieve a whiter smile. Following are several common questions that are … Continued

Keto Breath

Many people started 2020 with a resolution to get fit and lose weight. (Just like last year, right?) If you chose the Keto Diet for weight loss, you may be noticing an unexpected side effect known as “Keto Breath”. Blinding You with Science The basic tenet of the ketogenic diet is that it reduces or … Continued

Causes and Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

Ever get an “OWWIEE!” when eating something cold or sweet? Sensitive teeth are bothersome and can cause a great deal of discomfort. Following are several possible causes of sensitive teeth and their associated treatments. Gum Recession Receding gums leave the root surfaces exposed, allowing temperature changes to be transmitted directly to the nerve through microscopic … Continued

Managing Dental Anxiety

Some of our patients experience anxiety when presenting for a dental appointment. For a few of them, it is the memory of a bad childhood dental experience. For others it is fear of the unknown or a loss of control. Whatever the reason, the mental anxiety they experience results in physical symptoms that are very … Continued

25th Anniversary Events

In celebrating 25 years as a Waynesvlle, NC dentist, I set out to have a banner year of events to show my team, my patients, and the community how much I have appreciated their support. We pulled out all the stops! Dr. G’s Movie Night Our patients enjoyed a private screening of Captain Marvel before … Continued

Technology in Dentistry

One of my original telephone book ads proclaimed, “Some Things Can Only Be Done By Hand.” While it is still true that dentistry is a high-touch practice, technology has transformed many facets of the modern dental office. Chief among these are: Digital X-Rays. Modern dental x-rays are taken with a digital sensor connected to a … Continued

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

A lot of folks ask us what toothpaste we recommend. We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be hard to figure out what’s best for you. Many of the products available are “NEW AND IMPROVED!” with the latest dental fad. There are TOTAL, COMPLETE, … Continued
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS