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Missing teeth

What’s the Best Option to Replace Missing Teeth?

Missing teeth can have a serious impact on your oral health. They can weaken your bone density, affect your bite, and make you feel self-conscious. If you’re missing teeth, it’s time to consider a dental implant. This is essentially an artificial tooth root, which makes it the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth. Here are the essentials you need to know. Want to skip ahead and schedule an appointment? Contact us here. Is it necessary to replace missing teeth? Even if your …

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Are Same-Day Dental Implants Safe?

If you have missing teeth, or you have decayed or broken teeth that need replacing, there are generally three ways your dentist can restore your smile. First is to get a denture, which is a removable replacement that can be either partial or complete. Second is to get a bridge, which is a permanent replacement that is securely fixed in place and attached to your natural teeth. Third is to get a dental implant, which is the closest thing to a natural tooth. There are …

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Get Ready for Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

Taking your child to see the dentist for the first time can be a little nerve-wracking (for you), but it doesn’t have to be (for them). The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry actually recommends that a child should visit the dentist when their first tooth appears. It sounds early, but it will help your child develop a great relationship with their pediatric or family dentist from a young age. Here’s what you can expect from the first appointment. Want to skip ahead and schedule an appointment? …

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5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

Healthy teeth are hugely important, not just because of the way they look. Unhealthy teeth can lead to a whole host of problems, from other diseases of the mouth, to low self-esteem, to poor nutrition if they affect your ability to eat. Good dental hygiene begins in childhood. Helping your kids develop healthy habits will set them up for life (and save a lot of pain and money down the road!). Here are our five top tips to help parents keep their children’s teeth healthy. …

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5 Reasons Why Invisalign Really Works

Invisalign has become very popular in recent years. If you’ve heard of it, you might be wondering why you would use it rather than braces. Does it actually work? If you haven’t heard of it, you may be wondering what it even does! Let’s run you through the basics of what you need to know. First of all, what is Invisalign? Invisalign is an alternative to traditional track braces, which uses clear, removable aligner trays. These gently and comfortably push your teeth into their optimum …

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How to Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment in Anchorage

How to Get an Emergency Dentist Appointment in Anchorage

South Anchorage Dental Center has dentists on call 24/7. If you have a dental emergency in Anchorage, Alaska call our out-of-hours line at (907) 248-7275, or (907) 248-7275 during regular office hours. Common Dental Emergencies Maybe you think you need an emergency dentist, but you’re not sure. Read on to find out! Here we’ll cover some of the most common dental emergencies, all treatable by our team of qualified emergency dentists. Toothache Toothache is one of the most common reasons to visit an emergency dentist. …

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Do I Need to Go to an Emergency Dentist? | Part II

While some dental issues need to be treated like emergencies, others can wait for normal business hours. How do you know the difference? Last month, we discussed 3 reasons why you might want to call in a dental emergency including broken, loose, or missing teeth and crowns. Today, we’re going to talk about swelling, gum injuries, and what to do if your teeth just ache! Read on to learn more. Remember, South Anchorage Dental Center offers after hours emergency treatment! If you are unsure about the …

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Man experiencing painful toothache over the holidays

Do I Need to Go to an Emergency Dentist? | Part I

So you just chipped your tooth on a stair, lost one of your pearly whites in a hockey game, or spit out a filling into the sink… Do you have a dental emergency? Some dental problems need to be treated right away to save a tooth, alleviate severe pain, or treat a dangerous infection, but some can wait until your dental office opens for the day. Over the next two months, we are going to cover common dental problems, which should be treated as emergency situations, …

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Dental Veneers — The Pros and Cons

You’re thinking about upgrading your smile with a set of brand-new porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are a great way to instantly enhance your appearance. But before you decide whether or not they’re right for you, take a minute to consider some of the benefits and drawbacks to having the treatment.   How Do Veneers Work? A dental veneer is a wafer-thin shell of porcelain that replaces the enamel on the front of a tooth. Only upper front teeth usually qualify for veneers, since these delicate …

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Oral Health: A Reflection of Your Overall Wellness

Have you ever thought of your mouth acting as a portal of entry for infection? Or a gateway to your body? A healthy mouth and healthy body go hand in hand. If you don’t take proper care of your teeth and gums, not only can it result in cavities and gum disease (periodontal disease), it can cause far more serious consequences. Gum disease is the most chronic inflammatory condition in the world. Studies have shown a direct correlation between certain health problems and poor oral …

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