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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

The Better to See You With!

The Importance of Dental X-Rays A radiographic exam is an integral part of dental screening. In fact, it is the only way to assess areas that are not visible to the naked eye. The surfaces between the teeth are generally where cavities arise in adults, and the bony architecture surrounding the teeth is where gum … Continued

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.
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS