12780 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI 53005, 262-860-1500

We earned the 2016 Super Service award from Angies List! The award reflects consistent, high levels of customer service. Check out our reviews atAngiesList.com! We are so proud to be able to provide such excellent care to our patients! 

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Before you grab another soda or energy drink!

Per Jonathan Waldman author of “The Longest War”, 1 in 7 new energy drinks are too corrosive to put in aluminum cans!

Dr. Tom Bierman, a dentist in San Diego who read Waldman’s book thought, “If that’s what these things do to a can, what on earth are they doing to our teeth!”

The first picture shows an extracted wisdom tooth soaked in cola for 2 weeks.  The tooth is stained nearly black.

The second picture shows another extracted wisdom tooth soaked in a sugar-free energy drink was stained pink and rust colored with alarming lumps of enamel that have come off the tooth.

Enamel is the hard coating that protects the dentin underneath.  Without this enamel, the exposed dentin causes pain and sensitivity and puts you at high risk for decay!

Dr. Birman says the enamel on the energy soaked tooth was just crumbling away and seems to be more destructive than even the cola.

But don’t assume the cola is a better choice!  Under the black stain, the cola tooth would also have suffered erosion.

And while he recognizes the experiment wasn't the same as consuming the drinks regularly, he says the damage can be the same in the long run if consumed daily or almost every day.

 

Just another reminder how damaging these drinks can be to our mouths and our bodies!

 

Cheers to water!
 

 

How old is your toothbrush? Does it have more split ends than your hair? The American Dental Association recommends your toothbrush be replaced every 3-4 months, or sooner if bristles appear worn and frayed. A worn toothbrush cannot do as good a job of cleaning your teeth.
Remember to always choose the softest bristles you can find. If it was given to you by our office, you can feel confident it's a super soft brush. Firm and even medium bristles can cause damage to your enamel and gum tissue. Two minutes, two times a day! Your teeth will thank you for it!

“All Americans need to know that e-cigarettes are dangerous to youth and young adults”, said US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murphy. He also went on to say, “We need parents, teachers, health care providers and other influencers to help make it clear that E-cigarettes contain harmful chemicals and are NOT okay for kids to use”.
As it turns out, E-cigarette use among youth has been increasing in recent years at an “alarming rate”, and public health professionals, parents and others must work together to address it.
E-cigrettes are smoke-free and tobacco free but they are NOT nicotine-free.
Liquid nicotine is extracted from tobacco, but unlike tobacco leaves, liquid nicotine can be lethal!
Some testing suggests it's not only the nicotine that may be dangerous. Certain e-cigarette devices may also release metals during use -- including tin in some cases -- as well as other impurities known to be toxic and/or carcinogenic.
Researchers are finding E-cigarette users experience diminished lung function, airway resistance and cellular changes regardless of whether or not they currently (or ever) smoke(d) cigarettes.
For more information go to the consumer friendly website E-cigarettes.SurgeonGeneral.go

Geary Dentistry Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

 Previous awards earned 2014 & 2015          

Geary Dentistry has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

 

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

 

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the dental offices in southeast Wisconsin were able to do it.”

 

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

 

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

 

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

 

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

 

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Angie's List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than 4.5 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie's List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

 

Our office was honored to be a part of the Wisconsin Dental Foundation's seventh Mission of Mercy which took place in Fond du Lac, WI.

Together with over 1200 volunteers, more than $1.02 million in charitable dental care was provided during 1,428 patient visits.

It takes an entire day to set up the hundreds of dental chairs, tents and all the equipment and supplies to turn a field house into a huge dental clinic. It takes an entire year to plan for it all to happen.






Considering all of the people that were helped, it was a smiling success!
 


 

We at Geary Dentistry want to help you keep that healthy SMILE, even with all the many sweet treats that seem to appear everywhere in autumn. Check out our Autumn Blog for some healthy tips. 


IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO BEGIN CARING FOR YOUR SMILE!

It was a busy and fun day at Geary Dentistry. Youngest daughter Nora joins mom, Coryn in the dental chair for her first dental exam with Dr. Shah, while sisters Sophia and Kiera look on.

Taking care of baby teeth and monitoring diet, hygiene, habits, jaw and tooth development early on can give the best chance of a healthy and worry- free smile for years to come. The doctors recommend that a child's first dental exam be around the first birthday, or no later than 6 months after the first tooth appears.


God Bless our Service Men and Women

Recently, Anthony Gomez, son of Geary Dentistry's Business Co-ordinator  Julie Gomez was promoted to Staff Sargent in the United States Army Reserves. Anthony's girlfriend, Lt Casandra Adams had the privilege of pinning his new rank on his chest.
   
Traditionally the pin is 'punched' into his chest. The pin designating his new rank is added to his 'cover,' his hat.
   
 
The final picture was followed by a congratulatory kiss!  This part is not necessarily a tradition, but seemed most appropriate!  Staff Sargent Gomez is Dr. Mary Eileen Geary's nephew.  
   

Geary Dentistry Sponsors The Community Stage at Wauwatosa's Village Green Street Fair
 
What Could Be More Green and Natural Than Preserving Your Own Natural Smile?
 
In addition to sponsoring the Music Stage for local musicians and bands to perform, Geary Dentistry's goal was to answer questions, and visit with existing and future patients about the importance of preserving their own natural smiles.
 
Doctor Terence Geary, along with his wife Beth and several team members from Geary Dentistry were available for questions and hygiene instructions with a child friendly Blue Dragon to promote healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.  The day went quickly by with questions, conversations, contests and drawings. Over 45 people won electric toothbrushes and one lucky winner was the recipient of a one hundred dollar VISA gift card, for entering in the good green fun.
Hope to see you next year!

We are excited and happy to be co-sponsors of Wauwatosa's Village Green Street Fair, Saturday June 2 from 9:00 until 3:00 in the Wauwatosa Village area.  Check out all the fun and interesting goings on!   

For more information see www.village green street fair .com.  The Wauwatosa Farmer's Market begins this Saturday as well.

 

Geary Dentistry                     Where Smiles Bloom!

Congratulations and Thank You Dental Hygienist Mary Lynn 

We love that you take such good care of each and every patient and you always give your best.  Thank you for 10 years of  wonderful service, and we look forward to many more! 

 Mary Lynn, R.D.H.

Mission of Mercy 2011

This summer our office participated in the Wisconsin Dental Association's third annual Mission of Mercy in Wausau, WI.  A local high school and field house were turned into a dental clinic, where close to 2,000 people from northern Wisconsin received over $1.12 million dollars in donated dental services during the 2 day mission.  

215 WDA dentists, along with dental hygienists and assistants and Marquette University School of Dentistry students, were among the 1050 volunteers from 163 Wisconsin communities that participated.

Ages of the patients ranged from a 10 month old baby girl to a 91 year old man, and included 22 Special Olympics athletes.

The first patient arrived 36 hours before the clinic opened and slept in his car.  Others camped out in tents.  

The 2 day mission was the culmination of a year of planning and fundraising.  The many volunteers magnified the fundraising efforts delivering $5-7 dollars in care for ever $1 dollar donated.