Friday, February 27, 2015

COME VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE

We have just launched our new website - take a look – www.drgellerman.com

It features a spectacular new design that will make it easy for you to access your patient rewards, log in and make appointments online.  Try us on your mobile phone and your tablet!

We have also added a whole new section on headache relief.  We are proud to offer TruDenta, a new system that treats the causes of many headaches and headache-pain symptoms.  There are no needles and no drugs. TruDenta uses techniques originally developed from sports medicine therapies and we have already seen some amazing results in our office.  If you suffer from headaches, give us a call to learn more about TruDenta. 


Meantime, enjoy our new website and we will see you in the office soon!

Friday, February 13, 2015

MOUTHGUARDS, SPORTS and YOUR SPECTACULAR SMILE

It is a crisp, cold morning,  and you are rushing out onto the field, ready for action!  Until you get a thwack on the head and get that sinking feeling - - you forgot to include a custom-fit free mouthguard from Gellerman Orthodontics in your equipment bag!
More than 5 million teeth are knocked out of smiling faces every year because of sports injuries and trauma, and in many cases the injured smile either was not wearing a mouthguard at all, or they were wearing an improperly fitting mouthguard. 
Mouthguards protect more than your smile – they protect the head against blows to the jaw that can result in a concussion.  They prevent braces from tearing into soft tissue.  And a mouthguard will protect the jaw from injuries. A properly made, custom-fit mouthguard reduces the incidences of concussions, jaw injuries, and relieve the impact on the mouth in a collision by absorbing and dispersing some of the shock energy.   A custom made mouthguard is comfortable and provides the correct thickness and maximum protection of the teeth.    
If you play sports, you need a mouthguard.  It is that simple. We believe that the protection that a custom fit mouthguard provides is so important that we offer FREE custom fit mouthguards to our community
Just call us to schedule a visit – 631-427-8444. We want to see you and your entire team!
The custom fit mouth guard is easy to make and provides better protection than the ones sold in most sporting goods stores.  Using a tray with impression material, a member of our clinical staff takes an alginate impression of the teeth, which is used to make a model that is then crafted into a custom-fit mouth guard.
We want to remind our patients, their parents and their coaches to remember to wear mouth guards and appropriate protective gear when participating in sports and any recreational activities that could lead to getting a facial injury. 

Just call us to schedule your team’s visit – 631-427-8444.  One phone call is worth a lifetime of smiles!

Monday, February 9, 2015

WE'VE GOT TEAM SPIRIT - FOR THE HUNTINGTON ROBOTICS TEAM!

We are proud supporters of the Huntington Robotics team and are excited to see the team’s progress. 
Season 2015 has just begun, and the team is in the middle of six weeks of intense work and fun as they are building the robot and preparing for a regional competition at Hofstra University.  We have great expectations – last year they won Rookie of the Year Award and the Highest Rookie Seed Award at the School Business Partnerships of Long Island regional competition, and select students traveled to St. Louis to compete at the national levels.  
The lessons learned through this program are about the important STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and more: students learn about teamwork, setting deadlines and managing budgets.  We cannot wait to see what they will come up with for this season!  Learn more at their website - http://team5016.com

Monday, February 2, 2015

HOW I LOST MY RETAINER. WHAT'S YOUR STORY?

Losing my retainer was a very interesting experience for me. You, see, one night while I was asleep, it fell out. When I woke up, I saw it right by my bedroom door. I went to go get it, but it started hopping away. I kept following it, I even started running eventually. It went out my front door and down the road. I couldn't catch up to it as hard as I tried! I chased it from the top of the Empire State building, to Fenway Park in Boston, to Disney World in Florida, all the way to Hollywood! Then, it hopped into the Pacific, and I gave up. That is how I lost my retainer.

Johnny G.