If 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.
Lake Oconee Dentistry Blog
April 8, 2019
If 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.
March 25, 2019
Whether 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…)
February 8, 2019
Did you know that gum disease affects approximately half of the U.S. population? Unfortunately, this common condition is the leading cause of tooth loss. Not to mention that it’s been found to increase the risk of many other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and even some cancers. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, it’s a perfect time to learn about 4 signs and symptoms of gum disease in Greensboro, (including one that might surprise you), as well as what treatment options are available. Learn more below!
January 29, 2019
When you look at yourself in the mirror, you can’t help but notice your crooked teeth. You want to straighten them, but do you go with traditional braces or with a newer technique like Invisalign? Are you a good candidate for one or both? How do you know which one is right for you? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore or decide alone. Check out this helpful information about the options you have in cosmetic dentistry and their pros and cons. (more…)
December 17, 2018
Botox is a treatment used to enhance your appearance by removing wrinkles. It temporarily firms and stiffens your facial muscles to reverse this common sign of aging. Surprisingly enough, Botox has found a home in dentistry! It can not only help you look years younger, but it also has significant oral health benefits as well. Keep reading to find out why your dentist should be offering Botox in Greensboro.
December 10, 2018
GREENSBORO, GA – According 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. Because of this, a long-established dental office is now offering a new training opportunity for people looking to benefit from this industry boom.
Drs. David and Patti Bradley, owners of Lake Oconee Dentistry, are opening a training school for anyone interested in becoming a dental assistant. Assist to Succeed Lake Oconee is currently enrolling students for a new 12-week session, which begins February 2, 2019.
“Many people find it difficult to break into dental assisting because the available programs are too expensive and take too long,” says Dr. David Bradley. “Assist to Succeed is a 12-week program that is held on Saturdays, which makes the training more convenient, efficient and economical for people looking to start a new career.”
The Assist to Succeed curriculum gives students hands-on training to become a successful dental assistant. 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 working with patients,” 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.”
Assist to Succeed Lake Oconee will be holding an informational open house on Wednesday, January 9th at 6 p.m., at the Lake Oconee Dentistry office. Those interested in attending the open house should call 706-347-2635 to reserve your spot, as space is limited. Those who attend the open house may be eligible for $500 off tuition. Tuition includes books and supplies.
November 19, 2018
Lake Oconee Dentistry hosted its second Stars, Stripes & Smiles event last Friday, November 16th, providing a free day of dental care to 89 area veterans and active military personnel.
Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound, Dr. Andrea Feldman, and Dr. Jamie Austin, along with Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and team members provided servicemen and servicewomen with a choice of a free cleaning, filling or extraction. Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, also donated his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.
The doctors, in cooperation with a team of dental professionals and volunteers, provided 22 extractions, 23 fillings and 52 cleanings, totaling over $15,000 in free care. Lake Oconee Dentistry and Lake Oconee Oral Surgery have been partnering together for several years to provide dentistry for those in need. In total, the practices have donated over $250,000 in free dentistry to the lake area community through various events.
“The majority of veterans do not receive dental benefits through the VA. This event was a way we could thank these men and women for their service, while helping ensure they receive the dental care they need,” said Dr. David Bradley. “It was an honor to serve those who have served our country. These men and women are truly some of our country’s bravest heroes.”
November 17, 2018
If you have missing teeth, you may be familiar with the self-consciousness that spaces in your smile can cause, but did you know that these gaps can lead to serious oral health issues? Thankfully, your dentist in Greensboro has a variety of tooth replacement solutions to restore your smile. Keep reading to discover what your best options are for tooth replacement as well as what happens if you do nothing.
October 19, 2018
Lake Oconee Dentistry will once again be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry solely for our servicemen and servicewomen, on Friday, November 16th.
Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound, Dr. Andrea Feldman and Dr. Jamie Austin, 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.
Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, and more than 1.2 million 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.”
This is the second year Lake Oconee Dentistry is hosting this event. Last year, the event provided care to 85 area veterans and active military personnel.
If you are a veteran and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on November 16th, please call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time. You do not have to be a patient of Lake Oconee Dentistry to receive treatment that day. Lake Oconee Dentistry is located off Highway 44 in Greensboro, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater.