James Geer DDS Blog

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Veneers Last

October 17, 2019

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woman smiling with veneers

After years of suffering through having chipped and gapped teeth, you finally made the decision to revitalize your smile with veneers. You couldn’t be more excited to have these ultra-thin porcelain shells conceal all the cosmetic flaws in your front teeth. however, it’s worth mentioning that veneers are not indestructible, and they can break or even fall off if you’re not careful. Here are five easy tips to help you keep your veneers in great condition and maximize their lifespan.


4 Ways You Can Prevent Cavities

August 8, 2019

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man using electric toothbrush

What exactly is a cavity? It’s a hole in your tooth created by bacteria in your mouth. Whenever you eat, bacteria break down the food left on your teeth into an acid that erodes you enamel, or the outer shell of your teeth. Untreated cavities can lead to serious infection, so you want to get them taken care of as soon as possible, or better yet, keep them from forming in the first place. Follow these 4 steps for cavity prevention.


Do You Really Need to Replace Your Missing Teeth?

June 13, 2019

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woman covering her mouth

Missing teeth can make life really inconvenient. You can’t enjoy all of your favorite foods anymore. You might become self-conscious of the spaces in your grin. Did you know that it can also negatively impact your health? That’s right, not replacing missing teeth can have consequences. Let’s take a closer look at what can happen, and what your options are for restoring your smile.  


The Oral Cancer Screenings Done At Your Dental Checkups Can Save Your Life

April 11, 2019

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Woman getting a dental exam

There’s an old saying that what you don’t know can’t hurt you but, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Many people make sure to get screenings for colon, breast, or prostate cancer, but don’t know how important oral cancer screenings are. This disease has been on the rise in recent years and is increasingly being found in people with no history of smoking. As with all cancers, early diagnosis is the best way to combat it. Thankfully, these screenings are easy and convenient because they’re automatically included with your dental checkups. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to learn more in this blog and find out what a screening is like!


3 Important Reasons You Should Replace Missing Teeth

March 23, 2019

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Man with missing tooth

When you smile in the mirror, do you see two beautiful rows of teeth reflecting back at you? If you are one of the 178 million Americans that the American College of Prosthodontists estimates is missing at least one tooth, then you likely have a noticeable gap in your smile. A missing tooth can be a major source of embarrassment – but even more, it can affect your physical and mental health as well. Do you have gaps in your smile but are unsure whether it is worth it to fill them? Here are 3 compelling reason why it is important to replace missing teeth.


6 Possible Outcomes If You Postpone Fixing a Dental Cavity

February 15, 2019

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woman tooth pain

You’re in the dentist’s chair having your checkup when they break the news. You have a cavity, and it needs to be filled. But, you think, you feel no pain. Is a filling really necessary? Is it really that big of problem this soon? Could you get by without having it filled? Well, not addressing a dental cavity early on can have serious consequences down the road. Keep reading to learn about six potential outcomes from not treating a cavity.


Why Do You Need Wisdom Teeth Extraction and Will It Really Benefit You?

January 12, 2019

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Illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth

Have you recently been told that you or your child need to have your wisdom teeth taken out? It’s a safe bet to say that most people would gladly trade a little extra “wisdom” in exchange for not needing this procedure! But rest assured that wisdom teeth extraction is easier than you might think and also protects your long-term oral health in many ways. In this blog, you’ll find out why we get wisdom teeth to begin with and how having them taken out will contribute to a healthier smile.


Say Goodbye to Stains with the Amazing Benefits of Porcelain Veneers!

December 4, 2018

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Studies show that when you meet a person, your smile is one of the first traits that will be evaluated. Teeth stains can make an unfavorable initial impression, but with porcelain veneers, that problem can be eradicated. The benefits don’t stop there, though. Learn how the design of porcelain veneers make them resistant to future stains and the steps you can take to preserve your beautiful new smile!


Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain? Here’s How It Can be Treated

November 4, 2018

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woman frowning from tooth pain

Tooth sensitivity (also called dentin sensitivity) refers to the pain you feel when a tooth is exposed to extreme temperatures, sweet or acidic foods and beverages, or breathing in cold air. The sharp sensations can be unsettling, but thankfully, there is help available for you. Read on to learn what causes tooth pain, the ways to prevent it and how it can be treated.


3 Fast and Effective Ways to Restore a Chipped Tooth and Improve Your Smile!

October 4, 2018

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man smiling with chipped tooth

A chipped tooth can impact the aesthetics and functionality of your smile. Thankfully, there are 3 ways to be restored. An added benefit is that each procedure requires only a short treatment process to complete. Read on to learn what your options are and their benefits!

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