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Dentist in Greensboro, GA

Russell Marson, DDS of Choice One Dental Care® of Lake Oconee, provide comprehensive dental services to Greensboro, Georgia residents.

Choice One Dental Care® of Lake Oconee is pleased to announce a new addition to our dental family. Russell Marson, formerly of The Atlanta Center for Dental Artistry, brings 25 years of private practice experience (with a focus on general & cosmetic dentistry) to the Greensboro area. His focus and purpose are very simple; he gives patients the care they need and, most importantly, deserve. As a second-generation dentist, Dr. Marson witnessed first-hand the impact a dentist can have on the lives of patients, and it was during his early years that he realized he wanted to impact others and bring smiles to people’s faces, and knew dentistry was the right opportunity to do just that. After completing dental school at Emory University in 1988, Dr. Marson went on to practice successfully in the Atlanta area from 1990-2014. Since 2005, he has been affiliated with The Atlanta Center for Neuromuscular Dentistry, with an emphasis on helping patients suffering from TMJ disorders, migraine headaches, and sleep disorders. After practicing in Atlanta for 25 years, he began to feel the allure of Lake Oconee calling his name, and he knew it was time for a change.

Continuing Education

Dr. Marson is passionate about dentistry and is very committed to staying abreast of current dental treatments and technology in an ever-changing world. In fact, here are just a few of his continuing education highlights and credentials:

“In the last ten years I’ve made a conscious decision to change the focus of my continuing education. I’ve focused on what I can learn to help treat my patients every day.”

Dr. Marson has spent hundreds of hours on continuing education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (including hands-on patient treatment). He is also a long-time member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), as well as a charter member of The International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA).

“I’ve really enjoyed using the knowledge learned from experience and continuing education, treating the whole patient rather than just tooth by tooth. The importance of nutrition, posture, and airway are so important when treating pain patients. Understanding the importance of ideal oral health relating to whole body health is paramount.”

Dr. Marson is married to Kim (a registered dental hygienist). They have two grown children, Joshua and Taylor. Having grown up on the north shore of Long Island, Dr. Marson is very excited to be returning to the water after 30 years! He is an avid sports fan (all of them!) and is looking forward to boating, biking, and hiking with his family and menagerie of rescued dogs.

What Is Dentistry?

Dentistry is the medical science of examining the mouth for oral complications, such as cavities, deformities, gum disease, and skeletal and cosmetic issues that can affect a person’s overall health. Since teeth are located in the skull, the dental health of a patient can affect the entire body.

Who Is a Dentist?

A dentist is a licensed medical professional who has a degree in the specialized treatment of oral medicine. This includes the teeth, gums, and inside of the mouth. Dentists not only clean teeth and gums and perform oral exams, they also deal with issues related to the jaw and the straightening of teeth with braces. Dentists also provide more cosmetic solutions, such as teeth whitening, caps, and crowns.

Perhaps the most important job of a dentist is to educate patients on proper dental health and maintenance.

Since many patients do not have ample dental insurance, the dentist must be able to educate patients on preventative dental measures and possible dental-related problems, such as gum disease and cavities.

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dentist who is specially trained to care for the oral health of a child. Their practice treats infants, children, and teenagers, including children with special needs. In short, a pediatric dentist is the pediatrician of dentistry. Pediatric dentists have to go through two to three years of additional training and complete a residency in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and children with special needs after they finish dental school, which gives them the necessary qualifications and experience to treat a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth.

Why Is Visiting the Dentist so Important?

Visiting the dentist is vital to good oral hygiene for both adults and children. Small dental problems do not go away on their own and often can get worse if they are left untreated. Even something as simple as a twice-yearly dental cleaning can help get rid of plaque buildup that can ultimately cause cavities and related tooth decay.

My Teeth Feel Fine. Do I Still Need to See a Dentist?

Even if your teeth feel fine, you could still have problems with the teeth, in general. Smaller cavities and minor infections of the mouth can easily go unnoticed simply because they do not hurt or cause any discomfort whatsoever. These problems can become worse with time because you let them go untreated. This is why it’s vital to visit your dentist even if your teeth feel and look all right to you.

At What Age Should I Start Taking My Child to See the Dentist?

Kids should take their first trip to the dentist before they turn one. Although baby teeth are not necessarily developed enough to worry about cavities or tooth decay, parents should start taking their kids to the dentist at this age to get in the habit of going to the dentist, get their little ones comfortable with their dentist, and begin understanding general tooth care.

Kids who do not drink from a bottle or eat or drink at night can begin going to the dentist at the age of two. After this first visit, you should bring your child to the dentist every six months. Between the ages of four and six, your dentist will check your child for cavities, and he or she will get x-rays for the first time.

Until the age of 12, your dentist will check your child for cavities and apply sealants to fill holes that might attract cavities and tooth decay.

Year seven marks when most kids get orthodontic evaluations to check for jaw growth and skeletal issues that lead to braces.

You should encourage your kids to brush two times a day and floss at this time.

How Often Should I See the Dentist?

You should visit the dentist every six months for regular cleanings, x-rays, and exams. This will help you stay abreast of any problems with your oral health that need to be fixed before they get worse and cause further problems.

To make an appointment to see Greensboro dentist Russell Marson, DDS of Choice One Dental Care® of Lake Oconee, contact us today.