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How to Know When You’re Experiencing a Dental Emergency

August 6, 2020

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A woman seated on a couch and holding her jaw while cringing in pain

Whether you’re spending the day visiting some of the city’s beautiful historic buildings, boating on Lake Oconee, or playing a round of golf, a dental injury can occur at any time. When it happens, you may be tempted to enter into panic mode, but you will find it’s best to stay calm and attempt to survey the situation. Is it an emergency? Can it be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever or dental wax, or does your injury call for the help of a professional? If you’re unsure when it’s time to seek immediate care for your dental emergency, read on to hear from an expert who can explain.

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6 Ways Your Dentist Prepares for Your Visit During COVID-19

May 18, 2020

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Greensboro dentist dons PPE in preparation for dental appointmentBefore the COVID-19 pandemic, your dentist and their team would clean their tools, wash their hands, put on a clean pair of gloves, and be ready for your appointment. However, much more goes into preparing for your dental visit today. A wide variety of additional infection controls and safety protocols have been established to keep patients and staff alike safe from the coronavirus. Here are six ways your Greensboro dentist ensures they can provide excellent dental care as safely as possible during COVID-19.

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Stress Damage Your Smile in Quarantine!

April 29, 2020

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Woman anxious about COVID-19 bites her nails nervously	Are you feeling anxious or stress because of the current COVID-19 pandemic? This completely natural reaction can help us stay alert and cautious during uncertain times. However, unmanaged stress can negatively influence several aspects of your life, including your oral health! Your Greensboro dentist reveals five stress-related bad habits to look out for and what you can do to keep your smile safe.

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5 Reasons to Get BOTOX From Your Dentist

December 30, 2019

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Few people think of visiting their cosmetic dentist when it comes to anti-aging solutions. However, many now have the training and authorization to enhance your facial appearance alongside your smile by offering BOTOX injections. This safe and effective treatment can reduce the signs of wrinkles and lines that make you appear older than you actually are. In as little as 20 minutes, you can enjoy a boost of confidence with this minimally invasive procedure. Read on for five additional reasons to choose your cosmetic dentist for BOTOX treatments.

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How to Find the Right Cosmetic Dentist for Your Needs

August 10, 2019

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A dentist pointing at a female patient’s smile.Choosing a dentist that can accommodate your family’s oral care needs is already difficult, but how do you start a search for a cosmetic dentist specifically? The fact of the matter is there are no distinct qualifications for what makes a dentist able to provide cosmetic services. Thankfully, there are a few ways to determine that you’ve found the right cosmetic dentist. Whether you’ve just begun your search of you’re right in the middle of it, keeping these factors in mind can make all the difference.

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Dental Assisting School Open for Enrollment in Greensboro, GA

July 9, 2019

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Assist to Succeed Lake Oconee is currently enrolling students for a new 12-week session, which begins August 17, 2019. Assist to Succeed offers hands-on training for those looking to become a successful dental assistant.

Demand for Dental Assistants is on the Rise

Assist to Succeed Dental Assisting School LogoAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor, dental assisting is one of the fastest-growing medical careers, with demand expected to grow steadily over the next several years. Oftentimes, however, it can be difficult to break into dental assisting because the available programs are too expensive and take too long.

“Assist to Succeed is a 12-week program that is held on Saturdays,” says Dr. David Bradley, co-owner of Lake Oconee Dentistry and Assist to Succeed Lake Oconee. “That makes the training more convenient, efficient and economical for people looking to start a new career.”

Assist to Succeed students receive 80 hours of lecture and lab with a practicing dentist in a fully-operational dental office. Additionally, students will also be able to learn and observe procedures at specialty offices. Students will earn their Georgia radiology certification and CPR certification as part of the course.

The Saturday classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Oconee Dentistry office, located off Highway 44 in Greensboro, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater. The school is certified through the state of Georgia Non-Public Post Secondary Education Commission.

“Our graduates will be able to get a job in the field because they will have hands-on experience,” says Dr. Bradley. “Our ultimate goal is to get them hired, and we’re going to give them the tools they need to help make that happen.”

Now Open for Enrollment

The program is only accepting 12 students into this next session, as it is important to us that each student receives the individualized attention needed for success. Tuition includes books and supplies. If you are interested in registering for this session, please call 706-347-2635 no later than Friday, July 27th in order to reserve your spot and discuss the next steps.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

July 8, 2019

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tooth and emergency bag

The word “emergency” is one of the scariest in the English language. It usually means something has gone horribly wrong. A dental emergency is typically not as terrifying as one in other parts of your body. However, because it’s still an emergency, it needs urgent attention. Let’s talk about what you need to do in several common dental emergencies.

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

May 28, 2019

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Dental implantIf you have a missing tooth and have been looking for a solution online, chances are you’ve found plenty of dentists and health sites recommending dental implants. It’s easy to see why: a durable, long-lasting, natural-looking replacement that lets you eat and talk like normal, and with none of the slipping of traditional dentures sounds great! But don’t rush to schedule an appointment just yet; for some patients, there may be complications that need to be considered first. Here are 3 things to think about before deciding if dental implants are right for you.

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Avoid These 3 Teeth Whitening Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Smile

April 8, 2019

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a young man smiling in the dentist chairIf you’ve ever found yourself walking through the aisles of your local drug store trying to pick out which teeth whitening kit works best, you know it’s not the best use of your time or money. In most cases, over-the-counter kits don’t produce the results you want, which means your hard-earned money was put toward an ineffective product. In addition, your wallet may not be the only thing affected, but your smile may be, too! Here are 3 teeth whitening mistakes you should avoid if you don’t want to ruin your smile.

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How Your Nutrition Can Affect Your Teeth

March 25, 2019

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person eating greensWhether you’re drinking a glass of milk or eating your favorite candy, you may wonder how what you consume affects your oral health. Your nutrition can have a lasting impact on your smile and self-confidence, so it’s important to know what’s good and bad for your teeth. Years of coffee stains can take your teeth from pristine to discolored and make you self-conscious about your grin. Read on to learn about foods you can eat to give you your best smile. (more…)

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