August 13, 2018
The American Red Cross has announced an emergency need for donations of all blood types to address a critical shortage. To help meet this need, Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, August 30th. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in the practice’s parking lot and has appointments from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. available that day. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate.
“According to the Red Cross, blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in,” says Dr. David Bradley, co-owner of Lake Oconee Dentistry. “We have hosted successful blood drives in the past and felt that, given the shortage, now is the perfect time to host another one.”
Every day in the U.S., roughly 41,000 blood donations are needed. That means nearly every two seconds, someone needs blood. Just one pint of blood can save three lives. Although all blood types are needed, there is a particularly critical need for Type O. Type O positive is the most transfused blood type and can be given to patients with any Rh-positive blood type. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be given to any patient. Emergency workers often reach for Type O blood when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations.
In an effort to increase the number of donors over the next 30 days, the Red Cross is offering a $5 Amazon gift card to anyone who donates blood by August 30th. Participants in the Lake Oconee Dentistry blood drive will qualify for this special offer. Those interested in donating are asked to please reserve a time in advance by going to www.redcrossblood.org and entering sponsor code LOD.
Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
“Donating blood is a simple process and makes a huge difference in the lives of others,” says Dr. Bradley. “We are looking forward to a really successful event.”
April 3, 2018
When you brush your teeth, are you worried that you’ll never be able to hide the stubborn intrinsic stains you’ve gathered over the years? Did you suffer a minor dental injury after an accident that permanently changed the appearance of your smile? Do you wish your teeth didn’t have so many gaps, but don’t want to seek orthodontic treatment?
If these thoughts have ever crossed your mind, you’ll want to read this post from your cosmetic dentist in Greensboro. They can use porcelain veneers to solve many cosmetic issues in your smile!
March 5, 2018
When it comes to teeth, most people feel that brighter is better. Everyone wants to have a smile that dazzles; yellow or dull-looking teeth aren’t an option for folks who truly want to look their best and turn heads wherever they go. But how can you obtain that Hollywood-level glow? We recommend that you skip the OTC products and opt for professional teeth whitening in Greensboro instead.
February 8, 2018
Fillings are one of the cornerstones of modern dentistry. They fill in cavities in the teeth, protecting those pearly whites from further decay. But some people hesitate to go to the dentist when they’re experiencing the symptoms of a cavity. They might brush off their discomfort, hoping that it goes away when in reality, they’re risking that their minor oral health problem will develop into a major one. Your dentist in Greensboro strongly recommends that you don’t delay getting your cavities filled in. Here’s why.
January 9, 2018
If you’re trying to fix alignment issues or crowding in your teeth, you may be familiar with the innovative orthodontic treatment known as Invisalign. This series of custom-made clear aligners can offer results without all the downsides associated with traditional metal braces. Since this treatment is so different, it’s typical for patients to have many questions before undergoing Invisalign. That’s why your dentist in Greensboro is ready to keep you informed as you peruse your options.
Patients usually ask how long Invisalign treatment takes or what they need to do after treatment ends. To learn how Invisalign differs from traditional braces and what you’ll need to do to ensure effective results, keep reading.
December 14, 2017
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!
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?