Dr. Ellison's Blog

  • Good Dental Hygiene Gives You Better Overall Health
    What do you think of when you hear the term dental or oral hygiene? Brushing and flossing tend to come to mind, since that is what the terms imply. What you Read more
  • Periodontics and Pregnancy
    Periodontal health — which refers to the condition of the structures that support your teeth — is an important part of your oral and overall health. However, periodontal health becomes Read more
  • The Dog Days of Summer
    Here we are in the middle of the hottest time of the year. Yes, it’s the dog days of summer. But, wait—just what are “the dog days of summer,” anyway? The Read more
  • How safe are dental X-rays?
    The doctor and our staff rely on digital X-rays to help us diagnose oral conditions and process images at incredibly high speeds. You can also view digital X-rays in real Read more
  • Honoring Those Who Sacrificed
    Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering and honoring the brave service members who gave their lives for our country. I have remarked before that timing is everything and these are Read more
  • 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
  • Crossroads
    We all have crossroads in our lives, those points where we have the opportunity to choose between different options and whichever we choose has some effect. Big or small, those 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
  • Is Invisalign Right For You?
    If you’ve ever thought about straightening your teeth but you didn’t want to go through the lengthy process of metal braces, then Invisalign just may be the answer you are 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
  • The History and Folklore of the Tooth Fairy
    The last of the baby teeth are not usually lost until around age 11, although by then many children stop believing in the tooth fairy long before. Often it is Read more
  • How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
    Dental implants restore a lost tooth and function just like a natural tooth. I have talked before about dental implants as far as the safety, the benefits and whether they 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

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Jon C. Ellison, D.D.S.


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