Thank You, Asheville!

  Thank you, Asheville! We recently received word from the Mountain Xpress that we have won “Best Dental Practice” in 2020!  This means so much to each of us here at Gillespie Dental Associates, and to say that we are honored, is an understatement.  The voting for this award took place at the onset of the global pandemic. Despite all... read more »

Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety?

Did you know that dental anxiety is actually quite common in adults?  It’s estimated that approximately 1/3 of the population experiences dental fears to some degree. So, what causes dental anxiety? Dental anxiety can stem from a variety of factors and may cause minor to more severe symptoms. For example, some patients may sweat or experience a rapid heart rate... read more »

Back to the Basics: The Importance of a Prophy

A dental prophylaxis, or prophy, is otherwise known as the “cleaning” you receive from your hygienist… and there is way more to this “cleaning” than you are probably aware of!   Assessing the Situation: Prior to the actual cleaning, your hygienist will collect what we call, assessment data. He/she will do a quick intra-oral and extra-oral examination (often without you... read more »

Stress and Your Health

We All Experience Stress: Unfortunately, none of us are immune to stress. We all face difficult situations from time to time whether it be related to our job, finances, a significant life change or a global pandemic. Stress can have a significant negative effect on our health. The key is to recognize it and utilize effective coping mechanisms to help... read more »

Welcome Back, Patients!

Welcome Back, Patients!  We are wearing huge grins underneath our masks!!       Over the past few months during NC’s “Stay at Home-Stay Safe” Order, we at Gillespie Dental Associates have had our eye on the future.  During the period our office was closed, our management team was working tirelessly to research and plan what a safe and efficient office... read more »

Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years!

Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd in the U.S. since 1970 and worldwide since 1990. This year marks its 50th Anniversary! It’s a day to recognize our environment and raise awareness to the negative effects of our actions. The theme of Earth Day 2020 is Climate Change. Its purpose is to educate and inspire people all over... read more »

Staying Connected

In times of such uncertainty, it's important to seek comfort in what is familiar, stay connected to our loved ones and attempt to maintain some sense of normalcy in our lives. Many of us have been missing out on play dates, birthdays, dinner outings, gym workouts and much more. We will most likely be spending the upcoming Easter holiday in... read more »

COVID-19 Update at Gillespie Dental Associates

We are all currently living in a time of uncertainty. The current health pandemic is affecting each of us in one way or another.  Schools have closed as have many small businesses, including bars and restaurants nationwide. Travel restrictions have been enforced, sporting events cancelled and food aisles sparse. At Gillespie Dental Associates, the safety of both our patients and... read more »

Introducing… Our Marketing Team!

In this fast paced world of ever-changing technology, keeping up with the latest advances and trends can be overwhelming. Social media websites and applications are one example of a trend that is here to stay, and in business; we believe it is an essential marketing tool. Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter not only raise awareness but they... read more »

Why Is Candy Bad For Your Teeth?

  Valentine’s Day is synonymous with that beautiful, red heart- shaped box full of luscious chocolates! In fact, February 14th wouldn’t quite be the same without indulging on some special, sweet treat! We all know the effects these sugary delights have on the waistline but why exactly are they “bad for our teeth” and what can we do about it?... read more »