James Geer DDS Blog

Are You “Too Old” for Dental Implants?

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomballdentists @ 4:36 pm
older woman smiling and sitting outside

As you get older, you may feel like you’re too old for certain things. You may not be able to eat and drink as much or as recklessly as you used to. You can still dance and be active, but perhaps you move at a slower pace. Most of the time, you can accept this reality, but in certain situations, you can feel like you’re missing out because of your age.

For instance, when it comes to tooth replacement, is there an age limit on dental implants? Can someone well “over the hill” enjoy all the benefits that come with these replacement teeth as much as a younger adult? Learn more about whether you can ever be too old for dental implants and the real requirements for this gold-standard treatment by continuing to read the content below.


Will My Stitches Dissolve After My Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

March 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomballdentists @ 5:39 am
close up of wisdom tooth stitches

When people come in for their wisdom tooth extraction, they’re often less concerned with the procedure itself and more worried about what aftercare will entail.

On a certain level this makes sense; most people will be numbed and sedated for the surgery but will be left on their own for the aftercare. Moreover, they often aren’t sure what all recovery will entail. For example, wisdom tooth surgery is often followed with stitches. Will these stitches dissolve on their own, or will they need to be removed? How do you care for them?

In an effort to make aftercare less intimidating, here’s some information about what you can expect from your wisdom tooth aftercare.


Is a Lost Filling a Dental Emergency?

January 23, 2024

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Tooth-colored filling on a molarIf you’ve experienced tooth decay, your dentist used a dental filling to treat it. Fillings are effective and durable; however, they don’t last forever. A filling can fall out with age. Don’t panic! Here’s what you should do until you see your emergency dentist.


Pickles, Are They a Dill-emma For Your Teeth?

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomballdentists @ 11:32 pm
A woman eating a pickle for good dental health

For pickle enthusiasts, the satisfying crunch and tangy flavor make them an irresistible snack or condiment. But have you ever wondered about the impact of pickles on your dental health? While pickles can be a tasty addition to your plate, their low pH balance raises questions about their potential to erode your teeth!

If you want to delve into the barrel of pickle perils, continue reading. You’ll learn more about pickles and weigh the potential risks against some surprising benefits.


You Can Speak Like a Pirate, but You Don’t Want Teeth Like a Pirate

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomballdentists @ 10:31 pm
Black flag with skull and crossbones

It might sound like fun to live a life of swashbuckling, island-hopping, and hanging out with parrots, but all the scurvy, sugarcane, and lack of running water on pirate ships can take a toll on a sailor’s dental health. In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day this month, here are some fun facts about why oral health problems were so common among pirates and why you should treasure your dentist’s hygiene advice.


Helpful Ways to Protect Your Lips from the Sun

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomballdentists @ 3:19 am
A smiling young woman on a beach flashing a peace sign

If you haven’t noticed, Texas is facing an intense heat wave. Many of its cities are reporting record-breaking spans of triple-digit temperatures. Given these facts, you truly must protect your lips from the sun. You’ll end up with sunburns or even oral cancer otherwise. Still, maybe you don’t know how to go about this protection. Fortunately enough, your local Tomball dentist has a few pointers. Here are some ways you can protect your lips from overly-intense sunlight.


4 Reasons for Removing a Tooth that Doesn’t Hurt 

May 26, 2023

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a woman having her tooth removed

Attending your dental appointments is essential to your oral health. Most of the time, they are routine checkups or taking care of a dental issue that needs to be addressed. However, there are certain circumstances where your dentist may tell you that you need to have a tooth extracted. You may find that shocking if you were not experiencing any pain in the tooth. Read on to learn four reasons a tooth needs to be removed even if it doesn’t hurt.


Must-Haves for Your Dental Emergency Kit

March 26, 2023

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First aid kit for dental emergenciesYou probably have bandaids, antiseptics, and peroxide handy to treat minor injuries at home, but do you have a first aid kit for your smile? 1 in 6 Americans has a dental emergency every year. You might not expect a dental emergency to happen to you, but accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared, just in case. Here are a few must-haves to include in your oral health emergency kit.


5 Myths About Root Canals, Debunked!

January 3, 2023

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patient learning about root canal myths from dentist

If you have a tooth that is severely infected, regular cavity treatment will no longer be enough to repair it. In this case, a root canal will be necessary. This treatment is used to remove the infected tissue and has a 95% success rate. Even so, root canal therapy is the most feared dental treatment by many people. this is due largely to misconceptions about the procedure. To help ease your worries, read on as we debunk five myths about root canals.


Beverages and Oral Health: Drinks That Harm Your Smile

November 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tomballdentists @ 4:15 am
dark soda bubbling in a glass

There are many drinks that hold memories of good times for a lot of people. Whether it’s stopping by a convenience store on a road trip or relaxing poolside on a hot summer day, many beverages hold some form of nostalgia. Others help you decompress after a long day or wake up enough to do it all again. Unfortunately, not all these drinks are good for your smile. Continue reading to learn about how beverages and oral health are related as well as five that can harm your smile.

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