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How to Prepare for Your Upcoming Invisalign Treatment

March 4, 2022

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Now that the start of your Invisalign treatment is rapidly approaching, you are eager to begin seeing your smile transform right before your eyes. By following your dentist’s instructions as closely as possible, you will have those perfectly aligned pearly whites that you’ve always dreamed of. Before you get your first set of aligners, you may want to take some steps to get ready for them. Here are some helpful tips for getting started.

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What Can BOTOX Do Other Than Relax Wrinkles?

December 10, 2021

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young woman getting BOTOX injections

BOTOX. Even if you’ve never received the injections, chances are, you know someone who has. The cosmetic treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years, to the point where it’s now one of the most sought-out procedures. Although it’s known to relax wrinkles and take years off your appearance, the treatment is much more versatile than people give it credit for. With that in mind, here are some surprising uses of BOTOX that can dramatically boost your self-confidence and improve your quality of life.

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Free Day of Dentistry for Veterans and Hometown Heroes

October 4, 2021

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Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry for active and retired military, as well as law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel on Friday, October 29th.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound and Dr. Andrea Feldman, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants, and other team members, will provide event attendees 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. 

Those who serve are under-served

Fewer than 10 million of the 21 million veterans 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. That’s 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.

This year, the practice is once again expanding the event to include the hometown heroes – law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel — who work daily to keep our local communities safe.

“Oftentimes those who serve our country and communities 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 those who have given – and continue to give — so much to ensure our safety and make this country what it is today.”

If you are a veteran or hometown hero and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on October 29th, please call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time. You do not have to be a patient of Lake Oconee Dentistry or Lake Oconee Oral Surgery to receive treatment.

Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Career Success?

May 5, 2021

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girl smiling during job interview

A healthy set of teeth can have amazing benefits for your physical and mental health, but did you know it could also boost your chances of career success? Sure, having an impressive resume, wonderful references, and a sleek outfit are all important for a successful job interview. But recent studies show that a great smile is just as effective in helping you seal the deal.

If your grin isn’t up to standard, you can take action to improve it. Read along to learn how your pearly whites can impact your career and how cosmetic dentistry can accelerate your journey up the ladder.

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5 Cosmetic Benefits of Dental Implants

April 8, 2021

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Woman with dental implants

One of the great things about living in today’s world is the fact that you don’t need to settle for gaps in your smile. There are several different tooth replacement options out there to choose from, like dental implants. Implants have a variety of different benefits including the fact that they can drastically improve the appearance of your smile. Continue reading to learn about some of the different cosmetic benefits of dental implants.

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What Makes a Smile Attractive?

March 24, 2021

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person with an attractive smile

Studies have shown that a person’s smile is one of the first things you will notice when you meet them. Have you ever wondered why you find some smiles attractive, and others not so much? You’re about to find out! Keep reading to learn what characteristics make a smile beautiful and all of the ways your dentist can help you improve yours.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Cosmetic Dentist

February 11, 2021

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a person researching local cosmetic dentists on their laptop

Any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist, even if they don’t have advanced training or continuing education that has allowed them to sharpen their skills and knowledge of cosmetic dental services. If you’re looking for a trusted and experienced cosmetic dentist that can provide you with amazing, long-lasting results to boost your confidence, you may need to do a little research. Read on to learn five tips to help you choose the best cosmetic dentist near you.

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How to Keep Your Child’s Smile Bright

February 9, 2021

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When it comes to dental health, it pays to build good habits early. In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, here are five simple things you can do now to help ensure your child has a healthy smile for years to come.

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How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?

December 17, 2020

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Dental tool putting dental crown on mold of teeth

Did you know that over two million dental crowns are placed each year? Considering the prevalence of decay, that statistic isn’t too shocking. After all, this restoration is widely known for its ability to seamlessly restore the function and aesthetic of an affected tooth. However, many patients have one important question on their mind: What is a dental crown’s lifespan? Read on to learn the answer!

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4 Helpful Things That Everyone with Dental Insurance Should Know

November 9, 2020

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dental team member explaining dental insurance to two patients

If you recently signed up for dental insurance, it’s important to know that it’s vastly different from medical insurance. While medical insurance typically pays for treatment as health issues arise, dental insurance primarily covers preventive care, encouraging patients to avoid problems in the first place. However, the specific coverage you’re entitled to will vary greatly from plan to plan. With that being said, here are four helpful things to keep in mind as you begin planning out how to use your dental insurance.

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