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Barriers to Dental Care: How South Anchorage Dental Center Is Improving Access

Many people face the challenge of finding the right dentistry care for themselves and their families. There are plenty of barriers that you may come across when trying to find the right dentist. Several factors can play into which family dentist you choose based on your challenges, such as insurance coverage. South Anchorage Dental Center is the best place for dental care in Anchorage, Alaska. We offer various services that help break down the …

Child with sleep apnea sleeping in their bed

Can Children Have Sleep Apnea? How an Oral Appliance Can Help

Sleep apnea is a concerning condition for anyone that has it. Many people may not know that they have sleep apnea until they’re older and someone recognizes the signs of it. It’s also more common for people to associate sleep apnea with older people who potentially have other medical conditions. So you may be wondering: can children have sleep apnea? Children can just as easily have sleep apnea. This can be a major concern for parents, but there is a …

woman biting her nails and experiencing the effects on her teeth

Nail Biting and Other Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth and Gums

Bad habits can be difficult to break or even notice sometimes. We learn many habits when we are kids that we may not notice that we do or we’ve tried to break. This includes habits that affect your dental health. So, you may wonder what habits harm your teeth and gums. Well, there are many habits that you may not notice you do that could be irritating your dental health. Here’s a guide on how nail biting and other bad habits can affect your dental …

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The Coffee Lover’s Guide to Dental Hygiene

Coffee is a great drink that can taste amazing and give you the energy to start your day (or keep it going). And many people drink coffee when they first wake up to help get them energized. Some people also have more coffee throughout the day to continue the energy and help them complete their day's tasks. While coffee can be great, it’s not great for your dental health. It contacts harmful contents that can stain your pearly whites and negatively …

Woman holding Invisalign and smiling with straightened teeth

Your Invisalign Journey Begins with SADC

Have you been considering brightening your smile by straightening your teeth? South Anchorage Dental Center understands that your smile is one of a kind! If you’ve been looking for an Invisalign dentist in Anchorage, SADC is your top choice to help transform your smile. Our friendly, family-oriented dentists will create the ideal treatment plan that is custom-made for you. Want to learn if Invisalign is the right solution for you? Call today for a …

woman wearing night mouth guard for teeth grinding

Mouth Guards for Sports or Sleeping: What’s the Difference?

Mouth Guards are devices used to protect your teeth from damage caused by grinding, clenching or blunt force trauma. Sounds easy enough! So why all the madness with so many mouth guards to choose from? Unfortunately, not all mouth guards are created equally. Different mouth guards serve different purposes. Like many, you may be asking which mouth guard is the right guard? That all depends on you—your lifestyle, your habits and your needs. South …

Happy senior couple with beautiful smiles from dentures outdoors

Prolonging Your Smile: What Type of Dentures Are Right for You? 

While eyes may be windows to the soul, your smile is the gateway to the world. When the quality of your smile has been compromised due to extensive tooth loss, it can have a profound effect on your life.  Your teeth work together not only to bite and chew, but also to support the structure of your facial profile. When multiple teeth are lost your appearance can change drastically as skin droops and facial structure may appear hollow or …

Man gives thumbs up in dental chair after passing oral cancer screening

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 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 …

A man with tooth pain on the holidays

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, …