Do your palms get sweaty when someone mentions your upcoming dental appointment? Or maybe your body tenses up when the dental hygienist says, “open wide!” If so, you shouldn’t let your dental phobia keep you from getting the dental care your smile needs and deserves. If you’re most patients, it can—which only makes your dental issues worse. Our dental team at Lake Oconee Dentistry understands it’s not the easiest thing to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment for something you absolutely dread. Fortunately, we have a sedation dentist in Greensboro that can help you feel comfortable receiving dental treatments to keep your oral health up to par.
Lake Oconee Dentistry Blog
June 21, 2017
When you think about getting older, you probably think of the impact the aging process will have on your smile. You might think dentures and tooth loss are inevitable, but only about 10% of adults ages 50-64 end up losing their entire set of natural teeth. What can you do to avoid being part of this 10%? In this post, learn what causes people to lose their teeth from Lake Oconee Dentistry, your preventive dentist in Greensboro – and what you can do about it.
May 16, 2017
Just because we have gotten used to the luxury of getting what we want quickly, doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality. With that being said, wouldn’t it be fantastic if there was an orthodontic treatment that didn’t take years to be completed and achieve the results you want? Luckily, Lake Oconee Dentistry has revolutionary braces in Greensboro: Fastbraces. These are a modern alternative that has been tried and tested successfully to give patients the results they’ve been longing for in as little as six months—maybe even less!
April 13, 2017
Gum disease in Greensboro doesn’t just affect patients that have bad oral hygiene. It is easy to get gum disease no matter what age or habits you have. Many factors may play into it, even your genetic makeup. Even after practicing good oral hygiene at home patients visit their dentist, expecting a clean bill of health to find out they have gum disease.
Although teeth are meant to last a lifetime, many people lose them due to periodontal disease (advanced gum disease). For some patients, it’s because they don’t realize they could have been taking action to prevent losing their teeth by visiting their dentist for assistance when they first notice signs of unhealthy gums. If our office discovers that you have gum disease, we also have a revitalizing periodontal therapy option for patients wishing to get their oral health back on track.
March 17, 2017
It’s sweltering outside, as a normal summer day in Georgia is expected to be. An ice cold, natural lemonade slushie sounds heavenly right about now, but you pass. Unfortunately, every time you try to enjoy food or drinks that are exceptionally cold or hot, your tooth shoots a sharp pain down the side of your cheek. You don’t have to struggle and be so selective with your diet because of your sensitive tooth in Greensboro. At Lake Oconee Dentistry, the last thing we want is for our valued new and returning patients to sit in pain when we have the services and procedures to help restore full functionality of your smile.
February 15, 2017
It’s time – you’re finally ready to take care of that missing tooth in the back of your mouth. You’ve heard about dental implants in Greensboro, but you’re not completely sure if they’re right for you, or how they compare to other replacement teeth options. Luckily for you, the experts at Lake Oconee Dentistry share their knowledge and experience in this post – they give you all the details you need to decide if implants are the best solution.
January 13, 2017
If you’re like many people, whenever you think that you need to go to the dentist, you simply type ”Greensboro dentist” into a search engine and hope for the best. You see links to thousands of practices, and even click on a few, but none of them actually compel you to make an appointment. They either don’t have everything you need or are too far away. You want a practice in your area that offers comprehensive care; you only want to have to go to one place. Fortunately for you, Lake Oconee Dentistry is exactly what you are looking for. (more…)
October 6, 2016
Each year, a line begins to form the night before the actual event.
Men and women bundled in coats, and loaded down with camping chairs, blankets and sleeping bags, crowd the sidewalk in front of Lake Oconee Dentistry. By the time team members begin arriving at 4:30 a.m. to set up for the day, there’s typically a crowd of at least 50 people waiting for them.
“Now, more than ever, there are people in need of dental services who have no means to afford them — whether they are unemployed or experiencing some other serious financial difficulty,” says Dr. Patti Bradley. “While there are a lot of programs available for those in need of medical care, programs for those needing dentistry don’t really exist.”
That’s why Lake Oconee Dentistry began hosting Dentistry from the Heart, a free day of dental care, in 2010.
September 21, 2016
Eating vegetables keeps you healthy. Water keeps you hydrated. Sun protection keeps you from getting burned. There are some things in life we just don’t have to debate. You don’t need a study, or the results of a survey, to know it’s in your benefit to be healthy, hydrated, and comfortable.
We accept certain truths about our teeth, as well. For years, dentists have known flossing daily is good for oral health. But a few months ago, that time-honored advice was brought into question. (more…)
September 13, 2016
Lake Oconee Dentistry will host a free day of dental care, in association with Dentistry from the Heart, on Friday, September 30th at its office located at 1011 Parkside Main, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater in Greensboro.
Drs. David and Patti Bradley will be joined by their associate Dr. Shelly Pound, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, to provide free extractions, fillings and cleanings for those in need. Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.
This is the sixth year that Lake Oconee Dentistry is hosting this event. The last event, held in 2015, provided nearly $25,000 in free dental care to the local community. Dentistry from the Heart has become a way for Drs. David and Patti Bradley, and the Lake Oconee Dentistry team, to share their hearts with the lake area by making healthcare available and accessible to everyone.