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.

Our Wonderful Patients

We love our wonderful patients, and apparently the feeling is mutual!  Here are a few of the kind words we have received…

Brogdon Dental you are the best! Thanks so much for the awesome gift and the wonderful report on my cleaning today – A beautiful smile is a happy smile!  -Tammie D.

I’ve been a patient here for nearly twenty years, and the wonderful staff has always been so friendly and thorough. Angela is my hygienist. She is kind-hearted and attentive, and she has always taken excellent care of my teeth. The office staff has always provided outstanding service, the best I have encountered at any doctor’s office. I’m a teacher and they even file my claims with HCDE for reimbursement. (That is a service that is not provided at my son’s dentist office, and while it may seem minor, it is very helpful for this busy teacher!) I expect to grow old with the folks at Brogdon Dental; I am very happy with their care. – Sally W.

I have been patient of Brogdon Dental for many years and have always received excellent care. The staff is very caring and go out of their way to be friendly. The practice has keep up on all the recent updates for dental care. I would recommend to anyone looking for dentist. – Robert D.

As always, a visit to Brogdon Dental is an experience not to be duplicated on a visit to any other dental office. The staff is ultra friendly and more than willing to make your visit a pleasant one. In all this time, I have had numerous dental procedures done, and I have never had one moment of pain or discomfort. My family and I have been patients of Dr. Joseph Brogdon, Sr., and now of Dr. Joe Brodgon, Jr, and Dr. Josh McKinney now, more than 35 years, and cannot say enough about their treatment and service. If you want a good dentist, with no pain and no hassle, I recommend them 100%. – Sally S.

I’ve been going to Brogdon dental for years now and would never go anywhere else. They are so gentle and kind! I take my daughter there and she has no fear of the dentist thanks to them. The office staff knows your name and I look forward to my dental visits!  – Torri H.

Come in and see us in 2018 and join these patients who highly recommend our services and our staff.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Why Regular Dental Checkups are Essential

It’s important to schedule regular dental checkups. The ADA recommends that you see your dentist every six months.  During this time the dentist (or dental hygienist) will probably evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination and examine your mouth for any signs of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies.

Don’t be surprises if your dentist checks for plaque and tartar build up.  One of the reasons we have you come so often is that plaque and tartar can build up quickly if good oral hygiene is not practiced at home. This plaque can lead to gum disease.

Here is a list of some of the things the dentist will look for during your examination:

  • Examine your gums
  • Will look for signs of gum disease.
  • Check for loose teeth
  • Examine your tongue
  • Check your bite
  • Look for visual evidence of tooth decay
  • Check for broken teeth
  • Check for damaged fillings
  • Look for changes in the gums covering teeth
  • Evaluate your dental appliances
  • Check the contact between your teeth
  • Take X-rays

The trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be a bad experience.  We at Brogdon Dental want to make sure you have as enjoyable experience as possible.  Call us today to schedule your Checkup. Hopefully you will see how essential it can be.

Why Dental Cleanings are Essential

Do you ever wonder why your dentist recommends you come back to see them every six months? Not only to we enjoy seeing you, but regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums.  It’s also up to you to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy between those visits. Plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practiced. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease.

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After your dental exam we will perform a dental cleaning which consist of:

  • Checking the cleanliness of your teeth and gums
  • Removing any plaque and tartar
  • Polishing your teeth
  • Flossing between your teeth
  • Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

Once we are finished with your cleaning, we’ll tell you more about the health of your teeth and gums and make any recommendations we feel is warranted.  Remember, by seeing our staff at Brogdon Dental on a routine basis (at least every 6 months) and following our recommendations of good, daily oral hygiene practices, you can be sure that you will keep your teeth and gums healthy. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

 

 

 

 

Freedom

When we think of the month of July, we usually think of Independence Day… the 4th of July. But do we think about all the freedoms we have in this country?  One of the freedoms we have is the ability to go to the dentist.  In many countries, dentist and dental opportunities are non-existent.  We in America, take often these conveniences for granted, but we should be thankful that most cities and even small towns offer dentist that can help you keep your smile looking great and will be there for you during any dental emergencies.

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When you reflect on your blessings and the great freedoms we experience in our country, let’s not forget to be thankful for our dentist and dental hygienist that work hard to make sure we have the best smile possible. Thank you Dr. Brogdon and Dr. McKinney for your service.