Sustainable Smiles

As we celebrate Earth Day, it's a moment for all of us to reflect on our impact on the planet and consider how we can contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future. At Gillespie Dental Associates, we believe that every action, no matter how small, can make a difference. In this special Earth Day blog post, we want to share... read more »

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Celebrating Dental Assistant Recognition Week: Honoring Their Vital Role in Our Office

In honor of Dental Assistant Recognition Week, it’s the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes of our dental practice – our dedicated dental assistants. From chairside assistance to patient care and administrative support, these professionals play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our office on a day-to-day basis. Dental assistants are the backbone... read more »

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Understanding the Distinction: Prophylaxis vs. Periodontal Maintenance Appointments

Regular dental appointments play a crucial role in maintaining optimal oral health. Two common terms you might encounter during your dental visits are "prophylaxis" and "periodontal maintenance." While they may sound similar, they serve distinct purposes in dental care. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between a prophy and a periodontal maintenance appointment to help you better... read more »

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Don’t Let Thanksgiving Treats Get Stuck: Celebrating Flossing Day!

  As the festive season rolls around and Thanksgiving approaches, there's one crucial element that often gets overshadowed by the excitement of food and family gatherings: our dental health. November 24th marks a day that might not be on everyone's radar but holds immense importance for our pearly whites – it's Flossing Day!   Thanksgiving is a time when delectable... read more »

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Smiling Bright: Celebrating National Dental Hygiene Month

October isn't just about falling leaves and pumpkin spice; it's also National Dental Hygiene Month! This is the time of year when we focus on the importance of maintaining excellent oral health, which is a vital component of our overall well-being. In this blog post, we'll explore the significance of dental hygiene, share some essential tips for maintaining a healthy... read more »

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Gum Care Month: Your Smile’s Best Friend

  Every September, we celebrate Gum Care Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of gum health and the role it plays in our overall well-being. While it might not be as flashy as National Ice Cream Month or as spooky as Halloween, Gum Care Month is a gentle reminder of how crucial it is to take... read more »

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Root Canal Awareness Week

Root canals are a common dental procedure with a real bad and unwarranted rap. So often we hear, “Don’t root canals hurt?” It’s a frequent misconception that root canal treatment is painful. In fact, the pain associated with root canals often comes from the infection itself, not the treatment. Most patients feel immediate relief from the removal of the infection.... read more »

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In-House Eco-Friendly Practices

    In-House Eco-Friendly Practices:   In this week’s installment of our Green Series, we want to share with you what we’ve been doing in our office.           Currently, we now only print receipts upon request   Our appointment card reminders, educational materials and hygiene bags are printed with recycled materials   Our educational pamphlets are... read more »

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Green Dental Options

We have been celebrating Earth Day each April since 1970!  It’s recognized as a day to bring awareness to our planet, address environmental concerns and protect our precious resources.  At Gillespie Dental Associates, we feel it’s important for everyone to do their share – big or small. We decided to dedicate our next several posts to sustainable, eco-friendly topics. In... read more »