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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

Hey, Sweetie Pie!

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it’s time to put together the menu for the big day. For most of us, Thanksgiving Dinner is a time to loosen the belt and dive into some treats that we only get once or twice a year. Many of us, though, are also health conscious and don’t want to blow … Continued

Trick, or Treat?

What are the best and worst candies for your teeth? While candy is generally recognized as bad for your teeth, some treats are worse offenders than others. In the following list, I will attempt to provide information to help you make the best choice as you dig through your child’s Halloween candy bag. Immediately below … Continued

Cleanest Air in Haywood County!*

In addition to our enhanced universal precautions for infection control, we have a clean air protocol that is unprecedented in most office spaces. In order to protect our patients and team from COVID-19 as well as other airborne pathogens, we have installed a whole-house air purifying system that sanitizes the air while we work. How … Continued

Dental Myths: DEBUNKED!

Patients frequently relay information that they have gleaned from an internet article or a Facebook post. While we all love a good conspiracy theory now and then, our practice bases treatment on time-tested science, 26 years of experience, and sound dental principles. Following are several common myths and untruths that we valiantly battle every day. … Continued

COVID and Jaw Pain: What’s Next?

Stress and tension are often implicated in cases of jaw pain. We are all dealing with the many consequences of COVID-19, including disruptions to our home and workplace schedules, as well as being sheltered for long periods with our loved ones. (They are still our loved ones, right?) Since reopening our practice after a mandated … Continued

Long in the Tooth

A Primer of Senior Dental Concerns The term “long in the tooth” originates from the practice of judging a horse’s age by examining its teeth. Likewise, human teeth may also exhibit tell-tale signs of aging. As we mature, many of us experience bone loss around the base of our teeth. The gum tissue recedes along … Continued
Michael D. Gillespie, DDS

Michael D. Gillespie, DDS