About Richard Geronemus

Dr. Geronemus has been a leading provider of cosmetic and family dentistry in the South Florida area for more than 38 years. He has been on the board of the Broward County Dental Association and a member of the American Dental Association. He received the prestigious honors of being a Fellow and Board member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics as well as a Fellow of the International Academy for Dental Aesthetics.

What to Expect From a Dental Cleaning

Has it been a long time since the last time you’ve stepped into a dentist office? You know you should go in twice a year, but for some reason, you’ve made going to the dentist a low priority. No matter what your reason is, regular, twice annual professional dental cleanings are important to maintaining your dental and overall health. Patients with even the most consistent, proper oral hygiene routines need to come in for a professional teeth cleaning and exam. A dental cleaning isn’t anything to be afraid of. It is usually painless and quick. Only a deep cleaning at [...]

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How to Change the Shape of a Tooth

Have you ever looked at your teeth and wished that you could just change their shape? Sometimes the smallest cosmetic changes can have the biggest effect on your confidence. That’s what cosmetic dentistry is all about, and it’s a type of dentistry that’s becoming more accessible for more people. Changing the shape of your teeth is one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry and can have one of the greatest positive effects for your overall look. Let’s take a look at the ways you can change the shape of your teeth and, as a result, improve your confidence [...]

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The Evolution of the Treatment of Cavities

The modern methods we use to treat cavities today would probably seem like miracles to the people who lived even a hundred years ago. Dental treatments and dentistry in general has evolved greatly over the years, and new advancements are made every day. It’s important to understand the history of dentistry so we can learn how far we’ve come today. The Origins of Fillings Until recently, it was commonly believed that the first known dentist was an Egyptian scribe known as Hesy-Re. However, some ancient Sumerian texts reveal that people were studying tooth decay. A recent analysis of ancient teeth [...]

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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. At Galleria Dentistry, we want to help spread awareness of this widespread, fatal, yet preventable disease. Oral cancer is a part of the head and neck cancers. The National Cancer Institute notes that 75% of all head and neck cancers originate in the oral cavity. Specifically, 30% originate in the tongue, 17% in the lip and 14% on the floor of the mouth. Other data indicates that the tonsils, the base of the tongue and the oropharynx are becoming more common areas of oral cancer origin. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation more than [...]

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Best Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Six months has come and gone since your last dental visit and now it’s time to go in again. Many patients dislike going to the dentist and postpone going. For those who do come in, they want the visit to be as short as possible. While the reasons patients want a short dental visit is understandable (ex. Busy schedule, fear, fussy children), the desire to get in and out of the dentist office overrides the asking of important dental questions to their dentist. What kinds of questions could you possibly ask your dentist? Your dentist, after all, is the professional [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Oral Health|Comments Off on Best Questions to Ask Your Dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Providing Ft. Lauderdale With Excellent Dental Service

Florida has a proud, rich history of being inclusive of people from all different walks of life. That is one of the things we love best about our community. Being a Ft. Lauderdale dentist means that we get to know a wide variety of people from different cultures. Our patients help make our business better and we try to give back to them through our concierge services. This means we place a strong emphasis on treating our patients in a way that places their health and dental needs first. We do this by customizing everything around you. A Dental Work [...]

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How Quick Can Cosmetic Dentistry Work Be Completed?

When you are getting cosmetic dentistry done, the last thing you want to do is wait for your new smile. Whether you had an accident that resulted in dental injury, or you just want to fix something you’ve never liked about your smile, it can be hard to wait. There are different procedures that fall under the cosmetic dentistry umbrella and each has its own time constraints. The most common cosmetic work that we do in the office are: Dental implants Bridges Crowns Smile Contouring Teeth Whitening Porcelain Veneers Fortunately, there are general times that we can use to estimate [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on How Quick Can Cosmetic Dentistry Work Be Completed?

A Winter Vacation Doesn’t Mean a Dental Hygiene Vacation

The cold days of winter are here. If you live somewhere where the weather gets cold, icy, rainy or snowy, winter is something you may not look forward to. Winter can mean days of being cooped up inside if you don’t have a passion for winter outdoor activities. While those who enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities have been looking forward to this time of the year. Others, on the other hand, dread the winter. To them the cold is unbearable. Some are not physically able to handle the cold, the rain or snow. These individuals, affectionately called “snowbirds” [...]

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How Your Dental Habits Change Throughout Life

Most dentists recommend a child be brought into the dental office between one and two years of age. By the age of five kids know how to brush their teeth. Dental care in the early years of youth are simple. The teeth are still growing in and they don’t have years of wear and tear on them yet. The teeth and gums are healthy. As one gets older, however, the dental habits become more complex as the risks of dental issues increase. Childhood Proper dental hygiene is taught at an early age. Though small a baby’s teeth should be cleaned [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on How Your Dental Habits Change Throughout Life

5 Reasons to Show Off Your Smile

You may be surprised at the power of a simple smile. It’s obviously a signal to others that we’re feeling amusement or happiness, but there are very specific physical and psychological benefits to turning up the corners or your mouth and showing off those pearly whites. When people feel self-conscious about their smiles, they may hesitate to show them off. Despite that, there are some great reasons to share your smile with others. Smiling is an international language How you express yourself is important, and most of our communications, and we’re talking about both verbal and nonverbal communications, start and [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Oral Health|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Show Off Your Smile