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What are your November plans?

November 16th, 2011

Believe it or not, we’re almost in full holiday mode! But before you go celebrating, Drs. Mark Geller and Glenn Cohen and our team at Geller and Cohen Orthodontics want to know: What are your plans for November? Do you have plans for Thanksgiving? Are you planning a winter vacation? If so, we’d love to hear all about it!
You may share your stories with us below, or by posting on our Facebook page!

–The team at Geller and Cohen Orthodontics

Getting social with the Braces Brigade!

January 3rd, 2011

At Geller and Cohen Orthodontics, our patients want to get as much out of their treatment as possible. That includes asking a lot of questions and making sure they take care of both their appliances and oral health. Would you like to learn more about what to expect during orthodontic treatment, from someone with firsthand experience? Well, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recently developed the Braces Brigade blog, where past, present, as well as future orthodontic patients from coast to coast document their (or their child’s) orthodontic journeys. The blog will serve as a source of guidance for others as the patients undergo orthodontic care.Our team at Geller and Cohen Orthodontics encourage you to visit the Braces Brigade blog to read these great and informative blogs—who knows, maybe you’ll learn a thing or two! As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about the Braces Brigade or your own orthodontic treatment with Drs. Geller and Cohen!

Geller Orthodontics present: 10 tips to keep your braces sparklin' clean this summer

July 6th, 2010

Our staff at Geller Orthodontics will tell you that keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you're in orthodontic treatment. Food bits have more spots than usual to hide in your mouth, so you must be diligent in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discolored teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during treatment, you'll experience better results and shorter treatment time. You can keep plaque at bay this summer with these top ten tips:

1. One tooth at a time. When you brush, take time with each individual tooth – at least 10 seconds each – and pay careful attention to the spots where your teeth touch your braces.

2. It’s all about the angles. Brush the tops of your teeth and braces with your brush angled down toward where they meet. Brush the bottoms of your teeth and braces with your brush angled up.

3. The tooth, the whole tooth, nothing but the tooth. While the front surface of your teeth may seem like the most logical to clean, it’s equally important to clean the inner surface of your teeth (tongue side) as well as the chewing surface. And be sure to clean along your gum line – a key spot for plaque buildup.

4. Step 1: eat, step 2: clean. While you’re in treatment, it’s important to brush after every meal. Bits of food can easily get caught between braces and teeth, and these food bits interact with bacteria in your mouth to cause decay. The longer food is in contact with your teeth, the greater opportunity for plaque to form. If you are eating somewhere that you can’t brush, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.

5. Always be prepared. The easiest way to be sure you can brush after every meal is to get in the habit of taking a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with you wherever you go. Designate a special container just for your teeth-cleaning tools and keep it in your purse, backpack, or laptop case.

6. Remove the moving parts. If you have elastic bands or headgear, remove these parts before you brush or floss.

7. Fluoride is your friend. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Be sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste, and rinse with fluoride mouthwash.

8. Pointy brushes reach tiny places. Interproximal brushes (sometimes called proxy brushes or interdental brushes) are cone-shaped and come in very handy for reaching spots around your braces that standard brushes can’t.

9. Find the floss for you. Regular floss works for some patients, but others find it easier to work with a floss threader, which helps you get the floss into tight places. Other patients like an all-in-one product called Superfloss, which comes with a stiff end for easy threading, a spongy section for cleaning wide spaces, and regular floss for narrow spaces.

10. Make time for the pros. It’s your job to take care of the everyday cleaning. But make sure to visit your dentist regularly while in treatment, to get the deep, thorough cleaning that only a professional can provide. If you need help finding the right Dentist for you, feel free to contact our office - we’d love to help!

Hope this helps! We hope you had an AMAZING Fourth of July weekend!

Dr. Geller and Team

Share your Fourth of July plans with Geller Orthodontics!

June 28th, 2010

One week from today, our staff at Geller Orthodontics - like most Americans - will celebrate America's 234th birthday. For most folks, Independence Day is a time of celebration, and a time to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of our Declaration of Independence. It's also a time to pay homage to past, present and future soldiers - brave men and women who continue to place themselves in danger around the world every day so that Americans may celebrate our freedom.

Tell us: what are your Fourth of July plans? Are you heading to a barbecue? Hitting the great open roads of Texas with family? Are you planning on using fireworks to light up the night sky?

Whatever you and your family end up doing over Independence Day weekend, we hope you have a phenomenal upcoming week and a safe (and happy) Fourth of July weekend!

Geller Orthodontics want to know: what do you love about our community?

June 15th, 2010

Geller Orthodontics, located in Plano and serving surrounding communities around Dallas, is situated around some pretty unique neighborhoods. Each community is special with its own personality, created by the people and places (and our amazing patients) living within.

Today, Dr. Mark Geller and our team thought we'd ask: What are your favorite things about Plano? What do you love most about Dallas? Is there a local event you attend every year? Do you have a favorite eatery? Perhaps a favorite Texas summer getaway?

Please feel free to share some information about your favorite local hang-outs, and everything you love best about “your neck of the woods” on our Facebook page!

Tell Dr. Geller and team: what should we blog about this summer?

June 9th, 2010

As summer 2010 quickly approaches, our staff at Geller Orthodontics strives to continue blogging about topics related to braces and your treatment with Plano orthodontists Drs. Geller and Cohen.

To help us continue blogging through the course of the long, hot Texas summer, however, we're very interested in your opinion: What would you like us to focus on our blog this summer? Perhaps there’s something you’ve wanted to ask Dr. Geller for a while about your treatment and just haven't found the right time or opportunity? This is your chance! Give us your ideas by posting here on our blog or on our interactive Facebook page!

Our entire staff would also like to wish Dr. Geller a happy, happy birthday!

New contest at Geller Orthodontics!

June 2nd, 2010

We're excited to tell you about "Picnic Invasion," an exciting new contest at our office! Now through August 18th, come in to our office and count how many ants have invaded the picnic!

If you guess correctly, you could win a $100 Visa gift card for back to school shopping! We encourage you to stop by and play!

-- The team at Geller Orthodontics

Geller Orthodontics, proud to support National Smile Month!

June 2nd, 2010

According to our pals at the American Dental Association, a person's smile outranks their eyes, hair and body as the most important physical feature, which is why it's important for our team at Geller Orthodontics to support National Smile Month this June.

Below are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health so that you may celebrate National Smile Month for many, many years to come!

* Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Here's a helpful video showing you how to brush with your braces on.
* Floss every day to clean between your teeth.
* Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks during your orthodontic treatment with Drs. Geller or Cohen.
* Visit your dentist regularly (usually every six months apart).

If you have questions about any of these tips, we encourage you to give us a call at (972) 596-4502! We hope you all a fun and relaxing Memorial Day weekend!

Meet Dr. Cohen!

May 15th, 2010

It is with great pleasure that our team at Geller Orthodontics introduce our new associate, Dr. Glenn T. Cohen.

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Dr. Cohen is Dr. Geller's former student at the Orthodontic Residency Program at Baylor College of Dentistry. He has lived in the Dallas area since 2007 with his wife of three years, Staci and their two dogs, Murdoc & Samson.

A proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Cohen is also a member of the Southwestern Association of Orthodontists, Texas Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Orthodontic Study Club, Greater Dallas Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, North Texas Dental Society, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, Psi Omega and the Dallas Study Club.

Dr. Cohen is an avid sports fan, and also enjoys fitness, cooking and eating.

And now, a word from Dr. Geller:

"For some time, I have been searching for just the right person to join me in practice. I had the the privilege to teach Dr. Cohen in the Orthodontic Residency Program at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Cohen posseses qualities I find extremely important in providing the highest level of orthodontic care. He is extremely conscientious and hard working with superior intellect and excellent clinical skills. He posseses great communication skills and truly cares about his patients' overall health and well being. I look forward to working with Dr. Cohen for many years to come." Dr. Mark Geller

Tell Geller Orthodontics what’s on your mind!

April 29th, 2010

By now, you're probably familiar with how our blog process works. Week after week, Dr. Mark Geller and our creative team write about important topics pertinent to orthodontic care and your well-being, including the innovative orthodontic techniques offered at Geller Orthodontics.

This week, however, we thought we’d step back and ask you, our wonderful patients and readers: what’s on your mind? What would you like to know about the always-changing field of orthodontics? What would you like us to focus on our blog in the coming months? Perhaps there’s something you’ve wanted to ask Dr. Geller for a while now? Let us know by posting here or on our interactive Facebook fan page!

So… take it away and we’ll try to answer any questions you may have!

Geller Orthodontics want to know: Who knows our noses?

March 9th, 2010

Our new spring patient contest is up-and-running! Here's how it works: come into our office, match the nose to the employee and you win an iPod Nano. This contest will run for three months. Feel free to study each nose and try your hardest to guess right. If you have any questions, please give us a call!


Protecting your mouth during sports, with Dr. Mark Geller

February 19th, 2010

Wouldn’t you believe it, it’s almost springtime! The spring and summer months, however, bring an increase in outdoor activities and a greater chance of kids damaging their precious mouths and pearly whites. If you play sports, it's important that you consult Dr. Geller for special precautions. A protective mouth guard is advised for playing spring sports such as baseball and soccer. Be sure to avoid mouth guards that custom form to your teeth as these will resist any tooth movements we are trying to achieve.

In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, please schedule an appointment with Geller Orthodontics. And don’t forget to ask us—Dr. Geller will provide a mouth guard for any patient in active treatment.

Only by using a mouth guard and other forms of facial protection can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. Please give us a call if you have any questions about mouth guards or your treatment at Geller Orthodontics.

Dispelling myths about orthodontics, from Geller Orthodontics

February 2nd, 2010

Dr. Geller knows there are quite a few myths about orthodontists circulating around these days. Before you buy into those myths, you should get the facts! Dr. Geller and our team came across a great site that helps set the record straight. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists have some excellent information on the myths and facts of orthodontics. We encourage you to check them out today!

If you have any questions about orthodontics or your treatment here at Geller Orthodontics, feel free to give us a call.

What are patients saying about Geller Orthodontics?

January 19th, 2010

Dr. Geller and our team love getting patient reviews. And lately, Mark S. Geller DDS, serving Plano and surrounding communities, has been getting some pretty great patient testimonials! Part of it is because we asked you last week what you most liked about our office. We thought we'd share a few with you today!

"I love the personal caring and individual attention I receive. I am always impressed how welcome everyone in Dr. Geller's team make me feel. I have no pain and very comfortable." ~ Ahmad T.

"He is a perfectionist. You can see it in the way he works on you and in his organized office." ~ Rick G.

"The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Very seldom have to wait, usually appointment time is right on schedule. Dr. Geller's expertise, professionalism and caring attitude is very much appreciated." ~ Jeri C.

"Dr. Geller explains everything to us so that we understand. The staff is very polite and helpful. I will always refer anyone to Dr. Geller. You're the best...." ~ Susan B.

"Everyone is so incredibly kind!!!!" ~ Kathie E.

Dr. Geller wants to know: What do you love about Geller Orthodontics?

January 12th, 2010

From the very first time you walk through the doors at Geller Orthodontics, our amiable team and Dr. Geller strive to provide you superior treatment in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. We thought we’d ask you, our wonderful patients: Have you been especially impressed by Dr. Geller? Did our team go out of their way to make your day? Do you love your new smile?

Whether you’ve just come in for a consultation or your family has been visiting our office for years, we’d love to hear your feedback on our networks. Or, you can tell us by giving us a call!

Ask Dr. Geller: Why is it so important to have straight teeth?

January 5th, 2010

Some people wonder why Dr. Geller and our team work so hard to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime.

Straight teeth are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque—the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay; and they are easier to keep clean!

If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, give us a call to set up a consultation. Dr. Geller can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from treatment at Geller Orthodontics.

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