Can Stem Cells be used to Regrow Teeth?

There has been a lot of news lately about stem cells and the re-growth of new teeth. Dr. Jim Ellis, DDS discusses on what he thinks about the advanced stuff like planting stem cells in your body, growing teeth outside of your body, and implanted teeth in your body,...

Tonsil Stones (Tonsilloliths)

Guess post for Dr. Ellis Author: WILLIAM PETTET Humans and hamsters have something in common… We both can pack our cheeks with food! What are you talking about Willis? What I am talking about is Tonsils stones. Tonsil stones are found in the nooks and crannies...

You have to go Get your Shots Now!

This post is not meant to be a lecture on how to raise children. And trust me when I tell you that I do my share of threatening. “You won’t get any desert if you don’t eat your beans.” “You wont get to watch the movie if you don’t...

Dental Work is Hard with my Bad Gag Reflex

What is Gagging? Gagging is simply a defense mechanism that your body has to keep you from chocking. Now, this is typically a good thing. No one wants to get something down “the wrong pipe”. This however, can cause problems at the dentist office. Having a...

Tongue Scrapers

Jim Ellis, DDS: Tongue Scrapers / Tongue Cleaners I was asked today about tongue scrapers (or tongue cleaner). I personally do not use a tongue scraper but there is never a time when I am brushing my teeth that I do not also brush my tongue. The tongue is just like...