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Managing Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, may be may be caused by factors such as medications, medical treatments, or certain habits like tobacco use. Dry mouth can also occur along with certain medical conditions. For example, it is a key indication of Sjögren’s syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture-producing … Continued

DIY Tooth Whitening

During the pandemic, many people attempted “do-it-yourself” (DIY) projects around the house. Since we couldn’t get out, you may have tried some DIY health projects as well! Listed below is our professional opinion on many of the purported ways to lighten your teeth and brighten your smile. Baking Soda Brushing your teeth with baking soda … Continued

Fresh Breath Tips

If you have ever been self-conscious of your breath while on a date, during a job interview, or in a social situation, you can understand why many people seek treatment for bad breath. When trying to put your best foot forward, you don’t want to get tripped up by your mouth! The following are tips … Continued

Vacation Dental Emergency Tips

Many a vacation has been temporarily derailed by a dental emergency. As a dental practice in a heavily-touristed area, we often see visitors who are experiencing urgent situations involving their teeth. While prevention is key, a lecture from your dentist won’t do you any good while you are trying to escape your normal life for … Continued

Summer Dental Tips

Summer’s here and the time is right for taking care of your teeth! While we tend to go free and easy during our vacations and leisure time, it is important to keep a routine so we don’t have any dental surprises when the heat starts to fade in a few months. STICK WITH THE PROGRAM … Continued

Baby Boomer Dentistry

Today’s seniors may be older, but they are also wiser. Having seen many changes in the delivery of dentistry as well as the social value of a beautiful, healthy smile, the Baby Boomer Generation has a greater appreciation of oral health than past generations. Many Boomers are staying in the workforce longer and others are … Continued

CEREC® Same Visit Crowns in Our Office

What is a CEREC® crown? CEREC® is shorthand for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. (See why we gave it a nickname?) Using CAD-CAM technology, we are now able to fabricate a high strength crown for a damaged tooth in one visit. This procedure traditionally took several weeks to reach fruition, encompassing at least two … Continued

Dental Implants 101

Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. While there are several dental restorative options to replace missing teeth, dental implants are the closest thing to re-creating your natural tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or may be used to anchor fixed bridges, partial or full dentures for … Continued

Dental Health and Heart Health

While the two may at first seem unrelated, your oral health has a direct impact on your heart health. Continue reading to learn more. What’s The Connection? Our mouths are home to bacteria that rests on the surface of the teeth in the form of a sticky substance known as plaque. When plaque is allowed … Continued

Weight Loss Secrets

Many people set a goal of losing weight as part of their plan for a new year. Over the past year, Kelly B has lost 31 pounds, and Dr. G extended his weight loss to 60 pounds total. Below are some tips that have helped each of them reach their goals. KELLY B First and … Continued
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS