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Denture Care 101: Can You Brush Them While They’re in Your Mouth?

August 11, 2023

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Older man in dental chair smiling at dentures in his hand as dentist off to the side gives gloved thumbs up

An essential part of prolonging the life of your dentures is taking good care of them. When your dentist says you have to maintain them with regular brushing, you might think about your normal daily oral hygiene routine. After all, brushing twice a day for at least two minutes has been ingrained in you for your whole life. Since your dentures are already in your mouth, can you just clean them as you’re brushing your teeth? Although that may seem easier, here’s why it’s not always the best idea.


Why You Shouldn’t Reline Your Dentures Yourself

June 22, 2023

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dentures in glass of water

Dentures are a reliable solution for tooth replacement and have been for a long time. They provide patients with a restored beam as well as improved oral functionality. However, dentures may no longer fit properly over time, which unfortunately may cause discomfort and require relining so that they continue working as intended. In this case, you may wonder if it’s okay to attempt DIY denture relining. Keep reading to learn if this is a viable option or if you should seek dental professional help.


Dentures Aren’t Just for Seniors

January 19, 2023

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Smiling woman sitting in chairTooth loss can occur at any age; however, dentures are often attributed to senior citizens. Many young adults worry they will face judgment or embarrassment if they have dentures, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Advancements in technology and materials allow dentures to look and feel more realistic than ever. No one will notice they aren’t your natural teeth. You don’t have to wait for retirement to restore a complete smile. There’s no better time or age than the present to invest in a new set of teeth.


3 Reasons to Give Yourself the Gift of Teeth Whitening This Year

November 8, 2022

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woman flashing a very white smile.

Whether it’s buying gifts, preparing meals, or taking long drives to see family, we do a lot for others during the holidays. It might be nice to get a gift for yourself. That said, you don’t want something that’s just going to take up space, or that you’ll never actually use. That’s why teeth whitening is a great way to treat yourself this holiday season. If you’re not convinced, here are a few reasons to give yourself a great smile.


5 Essential Benefits of Having a Family Dentist

September 12, 2022

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parent and child visiting a family dentist in Greensboro

Are you finding it difficult to organize and schedule dental checkups and appointments for your entire family? Does this usually involve traveling between multiple locations to receive dental care for you and your loved ones? To avoid feeling stressed while maintaining great oral health, you might consider switching to a family dentist instead. Read on to learn five important benefits of making this transition!


Am I a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

August 4, 2022

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young woman with puzzled look

Everyone wants a gleaming smile they can feel confident about flashing. After all, it’s one of the first things people notice when they see you! But what if you have flaws relating to your teeth that make you feel self-conscious? If you’re tired of hiding your grin, cosmetic dentistry may be the solution. Read on to find out from your dentist in Greensboro whether you’re a good candidate for cosmetic treatments.


5 Questions to Ask During Your Dental Implant Consultation

July 8, 2022

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patient undergoing dental implant consultation in Greensboro

Are you considering replacing any missing teeth with dental implants? Before you can start your procedure, you’ll need to undergo an initial consultation with your dentist to discuss your treatment. This is the perfect time to voice any concerns you may have, that way there aren’t any surprises when it comes time for your surgery. To help you be well-informed before committing to the treatment, here are five questions you should ask during your dental implant consultation!


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.


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.


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.

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