Dr. Ellison's Blog

  • Charcoal Toothpaste
    Activated charcoal toothpaste appears to be a fast-growing trend in natural oral healthcare. A few of my patients have asked about it, so I decided to address the topic. Charcoal Read more
  • April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
    In all of my years of practicing dentistry one of the things that has had a lasting effect on me has been when a patient presents with oral cancer. This Read more
  • Effects of E-Cigarettes on Oral Health
    For years my mother smoked cigarettes, from as early as I can remember until she finally quit. Come to think of it, she apparently smoked some while pregnant. This was Read more
  • Canker Sores: I Feel Your Pain
    Recently my granddaughter experienced a canker sore, not an uncommon occurrence for her, but this one was on her throat. The pain was excruciating, more so because of the location. Read more
  • Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions in Our Practice
    What about amalgam fillings? Are they still used and do you replace existing ones? We use porcelain or composite fillings for our patients and have for a number of years. Many Read more
  • Some of My Favorite Superfoods for Your Teeth
    Here are some of my go-to food and drink choices that maximize nutrients for our bodies and our teeth. They all offer benefits to build healthier teeth and gums, prevent Read more
  • Fear Not
    I can recall as a kid, on several occasions, being less than thrilled to visit the dentist. When my mother told me we were going to get my teeth checked Read more
  • Interesting Facts About Your Saliva
    Saliva is made up of mostly water and also contains substances to help your body digest food. It keeps your mouth moist. Saliva allows you to taste, chew and swallow. It fights germs Read more
  • Our Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures
    1) Teeth Whitening    Nobody wants stained, yellow teeth so whitening is a great fix. From custom take home trays to Zoom power whitening, the results and costs vary, but many patients Read more
  • How Can Tooth-Colored Fillings Improve Your Smile?
      There was a time, not so many years ago, dentists did not have available the dental materials and technology they have today and thus patients did not have the choices Read more
  • Kick the Can (Of Soda)
    How often do you reach for a soda? Our culture promotes fairly regular consumption of soda despite the increasing negative publicity. Whether you are at a backyard barbecue, a movie Read more
  • Gum Recession
    Gum recession is a condition I get asked about a lot. It’s a concern of many patients. Sometimes a “toothy” looking smile can be due to gum recession. When gums Read more
  • The Trick to Halloween Treats
    In my dental practice I have seen plenty of cavities over the years, some of which may have been attributed to a genetic predisposition, but more have likely been caused Read more
  • Beauty Lies In the Eyes of the Beholder
    I cannot tell you how many patients come to me in search of the “perfect smile”. Whether it’s straightening, whitening, lengthening or broadening teeth and smile, people have an idea Read more
  • I Floss. Always have, Always Will.
    For as long as I can recall I have been flossing, albeit more regularly at some times than at others. I used floss occasionally before going to dental school and Read more
  • Chips Happen
      My daughter has told me before about a recurring dream or nightmare she has, where her front teeth are chipped. She awakens and runs to the mirror in horror to Read more

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Jon C. Ellison, D.D.S.


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