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.
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.
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.
Our patients are wonderful people! Here are some of the recent comments they made concerning their visit… Enjoy!
Dr. Brogdon has been my dentist for over 20 years and I feel lucky to have him and his staff taking care of my dental needs. He keeps up with the latest techniques and always answers any questions I may have in a clear manner. Thomas G.
I’ve been going to Dr. Brogdon’s office for many years! Dr. Brogdon, Bethany, and Tina are amazingnous! I highly recommend them for ALL of your dental needs. They are so warm, friendly, kind, compassionate, and “baby” you when necessary. I LOVE you guys! Thank you so much for being who you are & for being the VERY BEST dentist in Chattanooga! Signed: A very Happy, Healthy, & Pretty SMILE
I’ve been going to Brogdon Dental since moving to Chattanooga 24 years ago. I picked them out of the phone book because they were close to home and feel that I lucked out tremendously which is why I’ve never changed dental professionals ever since. I’ve had fillings as well as crowns over the years and have never, ever had a problem. The staff has always been wonderful, approachable and appreciative of our (my husband goes here too) business. I’ve never felt more confident that our dental needs will successfully be met with Dr. Brogdon and Angela (our hygienist) . He keeps up with all new techniques and advances in dentistry. If Brogdon Dental weren’t top notch, we wouldn’t have stuck with them for 24 years even though now we live some distance away. Evelyn G.
Enjoyed my office visit. Very helpful and courteous staff. Wait time was minimal. Office is very clean and over all service I would rate 5 out of 5. Karen L.
No waiting…..prompt…..no pain…..efficient and extremely courteous !! Still Love Brogden Dental…..over 20 years now…..!!! Billy M.
This is just a sampling of the great comments we receive. If you haven’t given us a try, why not call our office today? We have great dentists, hygienists and office staff waiting to serve you. Brogdon Dental 423-870-5698 Dr. Joseph Brogdon and Dr. Joshua McKinney. Show the love!
We would like to welcome our new Associate, Dr. Joshua McKinney, to our Brogdon Dental professional team! Here is a short bio of Dr. McKinney. We hope you will stop in to meet him and say hello the next time you’re by our office.
Dr. Joshua McKinney was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. After graduating from The McCallie School, he attended Wofford College where he had the great opportunity to play college baseball. During his time at Wofford, Dr. McKinney had great mentors who helped guide him to pursue his passion in health care. After graduation, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He currently lives in Ooltewah with his wife Brittne and their two golden retrievers. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, golfing, fitness and traveling. Dr. McKinney is a member of the American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association and Chattanooga Area Dental Society.
“In the nick of Time… All in good Time…Only a matter of Time…Time will tell…Time Flies…” We’ve all heard these catch phases concerning time. In the busy world we live in, it just seems that we have so little of it and our days fly by in a rush. We look around us and wondered where the time went.
We at Brogdon Dental realize how important your time is to you. Because of that, we have added forms on our website for all our new patients to download, print and fill out before their scheduled appointment.
Visit our website at www.brogdondentalpc.com and scroll down until you see our list of patient forms. We have created these in a PDF format for your convenience.
We look forward to your visit and hope you will have the “time of your life”!
As we remember all we are thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day, we would be remiss if we didn’t thank you, our patients, for choosing us for your dental needs. Seeing your wonderful smiles and knowing that we have served a part in them make us realize how thankful we are for you!
So from all of us at Brogdon Dental, we thank you and keep smiling!
If you are missing one or more teeth, you’ll want replacements that are as natural as possible. If dentures don’t work for you, you may consider dental implants.
According to MouthHealthy.org, there are generally three phases to getting an implant:
- First, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone. Your dentist may recommend a diet of soft foods, cold foods and warm soup during the healing process.
- Next, the bone around the implant heals in a process called osseointegration. What makes an implant so strong is that the bone actually grows around it and holds it in place. Osseointegration means “combines with the bone” and takes time. Some patients might need to wait until the implant is completely integrated, up to several months, before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant. Other patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit.
- Finally, it’s time for the placement of the artificial tooth/teeth. For a single tooth implant, your dentist will customize a new tooth for you, called a dental crown. The crown will be based on size, shape, color and fit, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth. If you are replacing more than a single tooth, custom-made bridges or dentures will be made to fit your mouth and your implants. (Note: The replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally until the permanent replacement is ready.)
Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. In fact, the development and use of implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Dental implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. They are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
After the implant device is inserted into the jaw, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the implant!
If you are interested in dental implants, it’s a good idea to discuss it carefully with Dr. Brogdon first. If you are in generally good health this treatment may be an option for you.