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Why Are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

Why Are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends teeth cleanings once every six months, but why? If you are an inquisitive person, you have probably wondered what the benefits of regular dental visits really are. You will find that biannual oral check-ups are not only recommended but absolutely necessary if you want to avoid gum disease and tooth decay! Take a look. Sign-up for our Dental Savings Plan to save 50% annually on your six-month teeth cleanings! Learn more. 1. You Need Help Staying on Top of …

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When Should I Get Fillings? 4 Signs You May Have Cavities

When Should I Get Fillings? 4 Signs You May Have Cavities

Think you may have cavities? Cavities are common in children, teens, and older adults, especially those who consume a lot of sugar and carbs and have poor dental hygiene. Although common, cavities are not something to be taken lightly. They can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Learn the signs of cavities to determine if you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Need fillings but not sure you can cover the cost? Our Dental Savings Plan will save you 20% on all …

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How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

Experiencing tooth pain? Wondering if you might need a root canal? Many of our patients cringe when they hear they need root canal treatment. It is a common misconception that root canals are the most painful among dental procedures. They are actually no worse than fillings! The relief you’ll feel after this treatment far outweighs any discomfort during the process. How do you know if you need a root canal? Only your dentist can determine if a root canal procedure is necessary, but you may …

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What Is Dental Bonding and How Does It Work?

What Is Dental Bonding and How Does It Work?

Between dental bonding, crowns, and veneers, there are many options to choose from when it comes to cosmetic dental treatments! How do you pick the right procedure? Today, we’re going to talk about dental bonding–what it is, how it works, and if it’s right for you. Dental bonding is the cheapest and fastest among cosmetic treatments, but it should only be used for minor issues and it does not last as long as its counterparts, crowns and veneers. Whether or not dental bonding is right …

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Why Dentures When You Can Get Implants Instead?

Why Dentures When You Can Get Implants Instead?

As dental technology advances, treatment options advance with it. Implants have emerged as an effective solution for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. In fact, many patients are choosing implants as an alternative to traditional dentures! Why are implants so popular, and why would anyone consider getting dentures instead? Learn more about the benefits of implants, the reasons why dentures are still a viable treatment option, and the ideal solution for most patients. Benefits of Implants Let’s start with the benefits …

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Is Invisalign the Right Choice for Me?

Is Invisalign the Right Choice for Me?

Invisalign has become very popular among adults and older teens as an attractive alternative to traditional braces. Many appreciate the privacy that comes with invisible orthodontic treatment; no one has to know that you are getting your dental issues fixed. There is also an aesthetic appeal; no clunky metal in your smile. However, Invisalign does not work for all cases. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that your dentist will discuss with you. Ready to discuss your options with the dentist? Schedule …

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What Do Veneers Do for My Teeth?

What Do Veneers Do for My Teeth?

Wondering what veneers are and how they work? You’ve come to the right place. Today, we are talking about what to consider if you are thinking about making this foray into cosmetic dentistry. Ready for veneers? Dr. Broc Brimhall or Dr. Derek Green would love to get you in for a complimentary consultation. What Are Veneers? Veneers are very thin (1/2 millimeter thick!) shells of either porcelain, composite resin, or acrylic material. They are custom-made to cover the front surface of your teeth. Veneers are …

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Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

“Should I get my wisdom teeth removed?” There are many life circumstances that could be leading you to ask this question. Perhaps you are between 16 and 19 years old and you have heard that now is a good time to get them checked. Or perhaps you are experiencing pain around your wisdom teeth and you want to know what your options are. Whatever the case may be, whether or not you get your wisdom teeth removed is your choice. That in mind, there are …

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Sedation Dentistry Will Calm Your Fear of the Dentist

Sedation Dentistry Will Calm Your Fear of the Dentist

Are you one of the estimated 75% of American adults who experience some level of fear at the dentist? If so, sedation dentistry might be right for you. Sedation dentistry uses safe, relaxation medication to decrease anxiety in dental patients. What is Sedation Dentistry? Sedation dentistry serves two purposes–it numbs the pain of a dental procedure while relaxing the patient, although a local anesthetic is often also used to numb the mouth. Sedation dentistry is typically used in root canals, tooth extractions, dental implants, and …

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What You Need to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

Dental Implants and what you need to know before considering them. What is a Dental Implant and is something I should consider? So, what do you do if one of your teeth falls out and what options do I have to fix your dental problem? One option, not always the best solution, is to get a dental implant but before going down that path, it is best to get the expert advice of a trained dentist like the dentists at South Anchorage Dental Center. Since …

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