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How a Dentist Checks for Signs of Oral Cancer

During your regular dental routine, your dentist will check for several things. They’ll make sure that your teeth don’t have cavities, your gums are healthy, and that there aren’t signs of other potential dental issues.  One of the biggest things that your dentist will check for, that you may not know about, is the signs of oral cancer. During your routine dental checkups, the goal is to ensure that you can identify mouth cancer early when there is …

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What Age Should You Schedule Your Child’s First Pediatric Dentist Appointment?

Going to the dentist is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing other health issues. Most people know that adults and kids should be going to the dentist.  However, it can seem unclear when you should start taking your child to their first appointment. Some parents wait until they are toddlers and have all their teeth in. Plus, it’s easier to explain why it’s essential to see a dentist when they can understand it …

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What Is Considered Routine Dental Care?

Dental hygiene is important for your overall health, making your routine dental checkup essential for you and your kids. Having good dental hygiene can help prevent cavities and other painful issues.  Routine care can save you from having dental problems like gum disease. They can also save you from costly treatments due to unchecked dental hygiene issues. At South Anchorage Dental Center, we want to help you and your family with routine dental …

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When to Speak to Your Dentist About Dental Anxiety

Going to the dentist can sometimes be a hard thing to do. From kids to adults, dental anxiety is something many people go through.  The anxiety can come from several factors like affordability, fear of pain, or difficulties trusting your dentist. So when should you talk to your dentist about your dental anxiety? A great place to start is identifying why you’re anxious. Then bring it up to your dentist before or during your appointment. At South …

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Can a Cavity Turn Into a Root Canal?

Routine dental appointments are essential to preventing cavities and other oral ailments. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends cleanings every six months to ensure your teeth and gums receive the maintenance they need to help prolong your health. While standard tooth brushing is an important hygienic practice, it does not remove bacteria completely. Plaque can form from small food and drink particles that become stuck in spaces and crevices …

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What To Do for a Holiday Dental Emergency

No one wants to deal with a sudden dental emergency over the holidays. However, accidents happen when we least expect them. Whether you accidentally bit into a turkey bone on thanksgiving, or your child had a mishap with their newly gifted BB gun, you may find yourself in need of immediate dental care. If your family dentist closes their office during the holiday season, you may not be sure where to go if you’re dealing with tooth pain, a chipped tooth, …

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Can a Toothache Be a Dental Emergency? 7 Signs to Look for

There’s never been a good toothache. They’re all painful. Most toothaches cause a dull, nagging discomfort and should be treated promptly by a dentist but are likely not cause for worry. Approximately 92% of healthy people will get at least one cavity that causes a toothache at some point in their lives. That said, it’s worth pointing out that if a run-of-the-mill toothache is left untreated, the pain can get worse. And damage to the permanent tooth can …

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5 Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

A smile is one of the most unique features we have. But what happens when you skip a couple of days brushing your teeth because you are too tired? Or neglect to floss just because there is no food present? Do you find yourself eating too many sugary foods that could be damaging your gums? These are the questions you should be asking if you suspect any signs of gum disease. Healthy gums are vital for maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping all your …

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Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: Which Is Right for You? 

Maintaining your smile and teeth can sometimes be a challenge. Even after braces, remembering to wear your retainers every night can be difficult for some. And if you don’t wear your retainers, you know your teeth are bound to shift over a certain period. Dentists remind you to brush and floss twice daily, but how do you juggle all of that when you are running around and super busy? Do not stress! If you start noticing your teeth shifting, unwanted …

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Who Should Consider Invisalign Clear Braces?

With the uprise in how braces are changing, there are a variety of ways you can choose to align your teeth, such as Invisalign. Invisalign can be a good option for teens and adults who want to straighten their smile without all the metal. Learn the ideal candidate for this treatment and how this Alaskan dentist can help you.  Ready to experience a unique alternative to conventional braces? Contact us!  How Braces Have Changed Throughout the …