It’s just about time to welcome a new year, and as your dentist in Greensboro, we’ve got a resolution of our own. We want to make sure our patients to love their smiles in 2018 — and that begins with you. Whether it’s the way your smile looks or functions, if you are not 100% satisfied with your teeth, this is the year to do something about it. Keep reading to find out more about our suggestions for better oral health in 2018, and how we can help you achieve the smile you love at long last!
Lake Oconee Dentistry Blog
December 14, 2017
November 29, 2017
When you brush your teeth do you see traces of blood after rinsing your mouth? That coppery taste that’s left behind from hints of blood in your saliva could be a sign that you’re developing gum disease, a real concern for your oral and overall health. Your dentist is here to help you recover optimal oral health with these different types of periodontal therapy.
October 30, 2017
Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry solely for our servicemen and servicewomen, on Friday, November 10th.
Drs. David and Patti Bradley and Dr. Shelly Pound, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, will provide veterans with their choice of a free extraction, filling or cleaning that day. 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.
Serving Those Who Served
Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits. More than 1.2 million veterans lack health insurance altogether. This gap is even more pronounced when it comes to dental care because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans classified as disabled or as a prisoner of war — or as veterans who have a service-connected dental condition.
“Oftentimes those who have served our country are, unfortunately, among the most under-served when it comes to healthcare,” says Dr. David Bradley. “Stars, Stripes and Smiles is our way of honoring the military veterans who have given so much to ensure our freedom and make this country what it is today.”
If you are a veteran and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on November 10th, please call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time. Lake Oconee Dentistry is located off Highway 44 in Greensboro, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater.
October 5, 2017
Porcelain veneers are practically magic. These thin little tooth covers can transform a person’s smile in just a couple of visits to the dentist. However, you might wonder if you are a good candidate for veneers. Generally, anyone who has good oral health and who is committed to maintaining their new smile can get porcelain veneers without a problem. It’s important to consider, though, that if your teeth are crooked, that could affect the way your new look turns out. What factors come into play when it comes to determining if your crooked pearly whites could support veneers?
September 12, 2017
Do you have crooked teeth? Living with a misaligned smile can be both embarrassing and inconvenient. There are several different methods that your orthodontist can use to straighten out your smile and give it that movie-star glow you’ve always wanted, and each option has its own unique advantages. If time is your biggest concern, consider asking your dental care provider about Fastbraces®, the quickest way to straighten teeth!
July 31, 2017
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.
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.