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 »

Make Oral Health a New Year’s Resolution Priority!

It’s 2020! Another holiday season has passed and most of us are feeling it! We’ve over-indulged and many of us have taken a break from our exercise routines due to packed schedules and shorter, colder days! That’s okay. A new year inspires promise, change and another chance to start over. Many of us have committed to New Year’s resolutions. We... read more »

Give the Gift of Oral Health This Holiday

The holidays are rapidly approaching! Soon the stores will be riddled with panic-stricken shoppers trying to finalize their last minute shopping lists! And just when you think you’ve finished – you remember – “THE STOCKINGS!” Gillespie Dental Associates would like to help solve your dilemma and offer you some practical and healthy stocking stuffer options.   A new toothbrush is... read more »

X-Guide Aids in Innovative Precision for Implant Procedures

At Gillespie Dental Associates, staying one step ahead of the game on dental knowledge and technological advances remains paramount. Dental implants are no exception! Oftentimes, patients are referred to a specialist when seeking this treatment, however, Dr. Gillespie and Dr. Peterson are both experienced in placing dental implants here in our office! What are Dental Implants? Dental implants are placed... read more »

Breast Cancer Hits Home at Gillespie Dental Associates

Approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. alone will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of their lifetime with an estimated 268,600 new cases being diagnosed this year! Besides lung cancer; breast cancer takes more women’s lives than any other form of cancer! Needless to say, these statistics are unsettling. Breast cancer hits home at GDA. Not only... read more »


Getting an oral cancer exam can save your life! The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer. The following can be signs at... read more »

Smile Advantage: Creative Solutions Make Patients Smile!

Smile Advantage is an in-house membership program that replaces dental insurance.  We found over time that as some of our patients lost dental benefits, they sometimes began to fall behind on their routine dental cleanings and prescribed dental treatment, with some completely disappearing from the practice altogether.  This realization prompted us to do a little research to determine how prevalent... read more »

One Proud Dad: Second Son Graduates from College

I always knew Matt (nèe Matthew to Mom & Dad), would study business. I knew it from the first week of first grade. That was the week he came home with almost ten dollars from selling pencil grips for a dollar each to his classmates, most of whom he did not know before school started. Betsy had paid two dollars... read more »

A Monday Morning Sneak Peek!

Here’s an inside peek at a familiar Monday morning scene at Gillespie Dental Associates: Our Morning Huddle! It's during Morning Huddle that we take time to consider every patient we'll care for during the day. We think about your dental needs, your overall health, and any relevant news that can inform how we can best care for you. We love... read more »