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Is Invisalign the Right Choice for Me?

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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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What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices placed on your teeth. Unlike other dental aids that are removable like dentures, which you can take out and clean as often as you want. Crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and are then permanently but in place in your mouth and only removed by a dentist like the dentists that work at South Anchorage Dental Center. How do Crowns Work? A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged …

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Your Child’s Teeth: What Every Parent Should Know

[By Dr. Broc Brimhall] Do you have concerns about your children’s dental health? Would you know what things to be watching for- all before their permanent teeth have even started to come in. “But they’re just baby teeth,” the parents point out. “They’re going to fall out in the next few years anyway – what difference does it make?” The truth is, it makes a HUGE difference. Baby teeth aren’t simply there to provide cute gap-toothed photos as your child’s teeth come in two by two …

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How Alaskans’ Coffee Habits Lead to Cavities

[By Dr. Broc Brimhall] Anchorage loves its coffee. At last count, the city ranked second in the nation for coffee consumption, with an average of 1 coffee shop for every 1,725 residents. And while coffee is a great morning pick-me-up, especially during our long, dark and snowy winters, it’s not doing your teeth any favors. We all know coffee is notorious for leaving your teeth less than pearly white. But that morning cup o’ joe from your favorite roadside kiosk may also be causing cavities …

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DIY BRACES BECOMING A TROUBLING DENTAL TREND AMONG KIDS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

Sourced from http://abc30.com/ The videos have been all over YouTube — mostly among kids and young people, showing how to make do-it-yourself, or DIY, braces using rubber bands, bobby pins, paper clips, and even aluminum foil. Just one video gave a Fresno girl the idea to create brackets with earring backs. The girl, Gabby (age 12), is now under the care of a professional after attempting to try these do-it-yourself braces to straighten her teeth.

The Hows & Whys of Root Canal Treatment

What Happens During a Root Canal? Most people cringe with uncertain discomfort at the mere sound of the words “you need a root canal.” In reality, a root canal, also known as “endodontic therapy,” is actually a good thing. It means hope for saving your tooth – and saving your smile. At South Anchorage Dental Center, Dr. Brimhall makes an effort to not only perform gentle and effective root canal procedures, but also to help you feel better about the overall treatment experience. Understanding the …

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