Our Dental Hygienist

We have a great Staff. Here is another one of our Hygienist.  Since our Hygienist have been with us for so long, you can be sure that you will see the same one every time you come and they will create a relationship with you that you can depend on.

Angela Trantham

Hello my name is Angela Trantham and I am a Dental Hygienist. I have worked for Dr. Brogdon since 2001 and he is awesome to work for! I enjoy the opportunity to educate and improve our patients oral health. It is a challenging but rewarding job.

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Meet our Hygienists

An important part of our team is our Hygienist.  One of our Hygienist have been with us for 25 years.  In fact she has been with us for longer that anyone.  Here’s her story…

Bethany Sewell

Hello my name is Bethany Sewell and I am Dental Hygienist. I have been with Dr. Brogdon since 1993. The part I love best about my job is seeing people improve their dental health. I love all my patients, co-workers and my boss and I enjoy coming to work everyday.

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What more can we say? Our Hygienists love their jobs!

Our Dental Hygienist

A Dental Hygienist is an important part of any dental team.  They provide full oral health care, focusing on the prevention and treatment of oral disease and work closely with the Dentist.

Some of the duties they perform include:

  • Patient screening and intake procedures
  • Taking and developing x-rays of your teeth
  • Basic cleaning of your teeth
  • Applying sealants, fluorides, or other substances for preventing tooth decay
  • Assisting with procedures in cosmetic dentistry
  • Helping educate patients on proper oral care

One of the most important things to look at when choosing a Dental Practice is how long the Hygienist have been with the office. At Brogdon Dental our hygienist have been with us for many years.  We will spotlight some of them in future blogs.

Meet our Staff

Behind any good dental practice is a great staff and at Brogdon Dental we have some of the best people that are here to help you.

One of our most important people is our Financial Coordinator, Tina Davidson.  Tina has been with our office over 18 years and helps to keep everything running smoothly.  She is our go to girl for all things financial.

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Here is a little that she has to say about working for Brogdon Dental.

My name is Tina Davidson. I have been with Dr. Brogdon’s office since 2000. I totally love my job. We have a great family of patients of which I look forward to seeing on their visits. Our office has such a warm atmosphere, it’s not like going to the dentist at all. We use a team approach in taking care of our patients and come together to teach and educate the patient in the role oral health plays in our overall health. My position as financial coordinator allows me to work with our patients on an individual basis to get the best benefit from their insurance company and other financial establishments for needed dental care. We try to make it easy for our patients, after all they are part of our family!

Give us a call at 423-870-5698 and let Tina work with you to get you the best care possible.

Meet the Dentist

Dr. Joseph B. Brogdon has trained with some of the most prominent cosmetic dentists available.  Rapidly becoming known as Chattanooga’s leading cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brogdon has the experience, knowledge, and expertise in the field of cosmetic dentistry that is nothing short of the very best. A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Dr. Brogdon has participated in extensive continuing education in general dentistry, implants, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and endodontics at the University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, University of Missouri, University of Pittsburgh and the Misch Implant Institute.

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Dr. Brogdon holds memberships in the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, Chattanooga Area Dental Society, The Tennessee Valley Dental Study Group, The Academy of Computerized Dentistry, The American Orthodontic Society, Fellow of the Misch Implant Institute, Las Vegas Institute and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

All our patients agree. Dr Brogdon is the Best!  Call today to schedule your appointment.

Kids and their Teeth

When can you expect your baby’s teeth to first come in?  Generally, the first teeth begin to break through the gums at about 6 months of age.  These are the two bottom front teeth. Then you can expect to see the top four front teeth.  The rest of the teeth (20 at this time will fill in until your child is around 2 -3 years old.

According to WebMD here are some more facts about your baby and their teeth:

  • A general rule of thumb is that for every 6 months of life, approximately 4 teeth will erupt.
  • Girls generally precede boys in tooth eruption.
  • Lower teeth usually erupt before upper teeth.
  • Teeth in both jaws usually erupt in pairs — one on the right and one on the left.
  • Primary teeth are smaller in size and whiter in color than the permanent teeth that will follow.
  • By the time a child is 2 to 3 years of age, all primary teeth should have erupted.

By the ages of 6 and 12, a mixture of both primary teeth and permanent teeth will be in their mouth.

Even though they will only have their baby teeth for a short time, they serve an important purpose in your child’s dental development. Baby teeth…

  • Reserve space for their permanent counterparts
  • Give the face its normal appearance.
  • Aid in the development of clear speech.
  • Help attain good nutrition (missing or decayed teeth make it difficult to chew, causing children to reject foods)
  • Help give a healthy start to the permanent teeth (decay and infection in baby teeth can cause damage to the permanent teeth developing beneath them).

It’s important to set up a dental appointment soon after their teeth start coming in.  Call us today. 423-870-5698. Your kids will love it!

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Calcium and your Teeth

pexels-photo-236010.jpegI know many will remember your Mom saying to you “Drink your milk, it’s helps you build strong bones”… But what about your teeth? Will milk help them as well?  Calcium is one of the most important nutrients to help keep your teeth healthy.

The American Dental Association recommends that the average adult consume between 1,000 and 2,000 mg of calcium on a daily basis to maintain optimum tooth and enamel health. Consuming a diet high in calcium helps to fortify enamel, so teeth are less likely to break.

So what foods are a good source of calcium?

  • Leafy Greens such as spinach or turnip greens contain over 250 mg per cup.
  • Canned Fish are high in calcium especially if the soft bones are included.
  • Fortified Cereals, especially those containing almonds.
  • Tofu,  just a half cup of tofu contains 253 mg of calcium. Remember, it takes on the flavor of whatever you’re cooking.
  • Orange Juice that is calcium fortified. Although it may be acidic, can give you your daily requirement of calcium.

Remember these foods and add some calcium in your diet. Not only is it good for your bones but your teeth as well.