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Improve Your Smile’s Shape Discreetly with Invisalign

October 13th, 2016

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Need to get a straighter smile without wearing traditional braces? Then it’s time you considered Invisalign.

There is so much about Invisalign that makes it an attractive option for many of our patients looking to get a straighter smile. Before you schedule your invisalign consultation with your Boyton Beach, FL dentists–Dr. Karen Glerum–find out all that Invisalign has to offer your smile.

It is Hidden

If you’ve ever hated the idea of wearing a mouth full of metal but always wanted to get a straighter smile, now you can with Invisalign. Invisalign doesn’t have any metal to worry about and is nearly invisible. The clear plastic aligners are designed to fit perfectly over your teeth to move them into the proper position without others noticing.

It’s Made for You

Whenever a patient comes into our Boyton Beach, FL dental office to get Invisalign, they know they will get a series of aligners that are customized to fit their teeth and to give them the smile they want. Through the use of our 3D technology and the help of an Invisalign lab we can give you aligners that are unique to the shape of your mouth so they feel comfortable.

Invisalign Fits Your Lifestyle

Been considering getting braces but hate that you have to change your diet? Does the idea of trying to floss and brush around metal brackets and wires have you nervous? That’s completely fair, and luckily with Invisalign you don’t have to worry about that. All you have to do is remove your aligners prior to mealtimes and before brushing and flossing. Make sure to rinse your aligners once you are finished and then pop them back in. It’s that simple!

Invisalign is Great for Teens


Even though Invisalign can’t be used for children, it can be a great option for both teens and adults. Even though Invisalign Teen is a bit different from the orthodontic treatment an adult will get, it is just as effective for treating a lot of the most common malocclusions that need to be fixed.

Turn to the dental experts at Smiles by Glerum in Boyton Beach, FL to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Contact us at Smiles by Glerum today and let us know you are interested in getting Invisalign.

Gum Disease has Dangerous Side-effects!

June 9th, 2016

Gum Disease Speeds Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Patients


GUM DISEASE (PERIODONTITIS) MAY be more common in Alzheimer’s patients, and it is associated with an increase in the severity of dementia in patients with the condition, according to new British research.

For the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, medical investigators assessed the cognitive ability and dental health of patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s, and measured inflammatory markers in their blood.

Six months later, they repeated the tests and found the rate of mental decline in patients with gum disease was six times as rapid as those without the disease, and there was also an increase in markers for inflammation. The scientists concluded that gum disease is associated with a more rapid decline in thinking in Alzheimer’s patients, probably due to mechanisms related to the body’s inflammatory response.



A type of bacteria responsible for gum disease may be a cause of esophageal cancer. Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry found the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The bacteria wasn’t detectable in healthy esophageal tissue. The discovery provides evidence that gum disease is a risk factor for esophageal cancer and may be reduced by improving oral hygiene.

Exemplary Dental Crowns In Boynton Beach Florida

February 10th, 2016

Karen Glerum, DDS is changing the way people think about themselves – in a good way. Knowing full well the value or importance of healthy looking teeth, your Dentist in Boynton Beach is specializing in the restoration of dentition. Chief among these services is the provision of dental crowns.

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What exactly are dental crowns? You can consider dental crowns as very tough and durable protective sleeves worn by your teeth. You see, changes in the teeth’s structure can significantly weaken it, creating cracks and severely altering its shape. While other dental procedures can help mitigate these conditions, the natural protective capacity of dental crowns holds these elements together in order for them to serve their function.

Dental crowns are also excellent restorative dental devices to give your teeth the appearance of naturally-looking and generally health set of pearly whites. At Karen Glerum DDS, they make sure that the kind of dental crown that your teeth will be wearing best reflects the kind of personality that you have. Such unique individualized services can only be seen from one of Florida’s best cosmetic dentists and dental restorer.

Dental crowns work their magic by covering damaged tooth. So, the tooth is protected against further damage that may result from forceful bites and unnecessary chewing. Additionally, there are certain types of dental crown materials that can be manufactured to mimic the natural color of the teeth. This is an excellent way to add aesthetic appeal to your teeth. In some cases, the dental crown can also serve as an attachment to dental bridges or even cover a dental implant and cover the tooth that has been subjected to root canal treatment. In most cases however, dental implants are great for reinforcing teeth that have been identified as at-risk for developing serious dental cracks and fissures.

Call today for an appointment! (561) 374-8922

Karen Glerum DDS
2300 S Congress Ave. Ste 110
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

The Need for General Teeth Cleaning

October 6th, 2015

The Need for General Teeth Cleaning

Brushing your teeth twice a day and veering away from sweet and sugary food and beverages do help to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. Then again, it’s hard to do both – especially the latter. Everyone, after all, finds it very hard to say no to chocolate and soda.

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Then there is the fact that particles stick to the teeth and accumulate over time. That is what dentists call Tartar. Plaque, the soft and sticky film covering the teeth’s surface, gets infested by bacteria, too.

Dental cleanings help a great deal in getting rid of that chalk-like substance which builds up on your teeth over time. You will notice this when you don’t brush your teeth for a day or two. Try scrubbing your tooth with your nail after and you will see that thick, off-white substance in your nail.

Now, imagine not brushing your teeth for a week or two. Just think about how thick the deposit could get. But here’s something worse: deposits within hard to reach crevices can harden almost as hard as your teeth, even with proper brushing.

Now here’s something even worse than that: bacteria love that! And when those germs eat the plaque and tartar, they also eat into your teeth. So when you see the brownish to blackish color on your tooth’s enamel, you can very well be sure that bacteria have proliferated already. And that discoloration is really the beginnings of decay.

This is why you need dental cleaning. This is recommended at least once every six months. Having your teeth cleaned by the dentist does not just involve regular brushing. They also include fluoride treatments, tooth scraping (and this with the right instruments), gum treatment and so many more.

Once this is done, you will feel the smoothness and cleanliness of your teeth. And you know that your oral health is well.

The video below takes us one step further, to a deep cleaning.

For more information on Dr. Glerum’s practice, please visit our website or call today to schedule an appointment: 561-374-8922

Dental Implants Procedure in the Boynton Beach Area

July 26th, 2015

Dr. Glerum Answers Your Questions About Dental Implants

Are You Considering a Dental Implants Procedure in the Boynton Beach Area?

Dental Implants Procedure in the Boynton Beach AreaWell you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Glerum has many satisfied patients that have chosen her to perform a Dental Implants Procedure in the Boynton Beach Area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my Dental Implants feel and look natural?

Yes, they look and feel like your natural teeth. Most people won’t be able to recognize the difference at all, and will certainly remark that you look younger!

Can you tell me about the cleaning involved after the surgery?

Regular daily brushing and flossing is needed to maintain your implants just like your natural teeth. Once the procedure is done, Dr. Glerum will discuss information that is specific to your dental implants. An electric toothbrush is what we almost always recommend.

How long does the surgery take?

The surgery lasts for a couple of hours per arch and in most cases the individual gets fitted a new set of teeth and gets to walk home on the same day. Yes, it just takes just ONE DAY to restore your brilliant smile with dental implants by Dr. Glerum!

Does Dr. Glerum provide implants for the bottom arch?

Certainly. If you need all on four implants on both arches, you may be advised to get them done at the same time. This will reduce the surgery time, the cost, and the recovery time significantly.

Am I a good candidate for Dental Implants?

The ideal candidate is someone who will need dentures in the near future, or currently has dentures or partial dentures. Dental implants are almost always a choice. But we’ll assess your overall health and make an evaluation before advising the treatment. This is done to make sure there are no complications following your surgery.

Is not having enough bone ever a problem?

We often have patients that mention they were told in the past that they did not have enough bone. Dr. Glerum is an expert at providing dental implants, and will be able to give you immediate service. We’d love for you to come n for a second opinion!

So if you’re considering a Dental Implants Procedure in the Boynton Beach Area, just contact our office at (561) 374-8922… we’ll let you know available openings to give you that great smile you’ve always wanted in a hurry! We thank you for choosing Karen Glerum as your Boynton Beach dentist.


Karen Glerum DDS

2300 S Congress Ave. Ste 110
Boynton Beach,

Phone: 5613748922
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