Dental Care for the Whole Family!

Did you know that kids laugh around 400 times a day? That’s incredible, especially since adults, on average, only laugh about 15 times a day. Why is that? As adults, are we too stressed to let loose and enjoy a good laugh? Or, maybe, are we too embarrassed of our smile to flash a big, toothy grin?

I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, and I’m a family dentist in Lake Orion, Michigan. This means that I can treat your entire family, from you, to your 5 year old, to your teenager, to your 80-year-old grandma, right here in my office. I love seeing happy families and contributing to bright, healthy smiles.

My team and I have the ability to provide you with all kinds of dental services, including preventative and general dentistry, holistic restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and smile design, and sedation dentistry. (more…)

Your Child’s Fortune-Telling Smile

Your smile says a lot about you. It exudes confidence, as well as displays success, contentment, and happiness. It’s also the first thing someone notices about you, making it the basis for the first impression you give off.

Don’t you want your child to have a big, bright smile? The team at Lake Orion Family Dental does! I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, and I love seeing kids in my office. My team and I want to give your child a healthy smile and pave the way for lifelong dental health, but what if there was another reason to get your kids to flash a big grin?

A recent study at DePauw University found a correlation between the intensity of people’s smiles in childhood photographs and their marriage success as adults. (more…)

Going to the dentist is fun!

I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, a family dentist in Lake Orion, Michigan, and I love to see kids in my office. I’m a parent, and so are many of the members of my team, so we enjoy the opportunity to give kids a reason to smile.

Unfortunately, there is one thing that can make doing this difficult. A fear of the dentist is one of the most common fears among Americans, and often, it is a fear that develops during childhood.

A fear of the dentist is the number 1 reason why people don’t have their teeth checked and cleaned regularly. This can be detrimental to your oral health. As a parent, I know you don’t want your child to have health problems down the road. As a dentist, I want to instill healthy hygiene habits in your child now to pave the way for proper development and health throughout their life.

I can’t do this if your child is afraid of the dentist. (more…)

Here’s to one year and many more!

We are celebrating a milestone! This week marks the one-year anniversary of Dr. Brad Greenfield being the head of the Lake Orion Family Dentistry team. To celebrate, here is a little information straight from Dr. Greenfield!

What were you most nervous about when you took over the practice last year?

“There were several things I was nervous about when I bought the practice last year. It is difficult to come up with just one. Since I have to pick one, it has to be integrating myself into a practice that has long been established, as well as being accepted by the team and patients.

Right from the start, the team went above and beyond to make me feel right at home. The patients were very accepting of me, as well. I discovered that several of the patients in the practice are people I have actually known for several years. It has been a ton of fun.” (more…)

The Natural Protection of Green Tea

I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, and I practice holistic dentistry here at my dental practice in Lake Orion, Michigan. Holistic dentistry means that I use biocompatible materials and conservative procedures that are in the best interest of your health. This also means that I am in favor of natural ways to provide dental care to my patients of all ages.

Of course, your at-home dental hygiene regiment plays a crucial role in the health of your mouth. I want to tell you about a holistic touch that you can add to your normal brushing and flossing to help maintain a healthy mouth.

It appears that green tea can help contribute to good oral health. A study was recently done on about 25, 000 people between the ages of 40 and 60. It was found that people who drank at least 5 cups of green tea a day had a 23% less tooth loss rate than those who didn’t. Those who drank 1 to 2 cups a day had an 18% less tooth loss rate than those who didn’t. (more…)

How to Find Peace at the Dental Office

This article recently ran in the local newspaper. We are proud to serve the Lake Orion community here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry!

How to Find Peace at the Dental Office

When Lake Orion resident Judith Truscott told her dentist that local anesthesia didn’t numb her mouth like it should, he said he understood. He said he’d dealt with patients with similar problems, and everything would be just fine. Judith wasn’t so sure. In fact, she has always been scared of going to the dentist, and her next appointment would be for a root canal. After the procedure, her dentist pushed his surgical mask up, looked at her, and said it had been a long time since he’d had to administer that much anesthetic. Judith responded, “I told you so,” and the dentist flagged her chart for future reference. (more…)

Dr. Greenfield Attends Conference in Florida

Here at Lake Orion Family Dentistry, we like to know about the most up-to-date technologies and techniques, so that we can give you the best dental care possible. I’m Dr. Brad Greenfield, and I recently attended a continuing education seminar in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The seminar was hosted by Biomet 3i, and was about Biochemical and Aesthetic Considerations for Achieving Predictable Success with Immediate Loading. With new advances in technology and dental training, the standards for implant placement and aesthetic demands are rising.

I attended this course to learn how to implement new techniques for case selection and use of CT scans in treatment planning. I also wanted to gain a new understanding of biochemical and aesthetic considerations for achieving appropriate primary stability, as well as implant selection and abutment selection. (more…)