Pediatric Dentistry

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Should I Take My Kids To See a Family Dentist?

As a parent, you know how important it is to help your kids maintain bright, cavity-free teeth and to establish great dental hygiene habits that will follow them into their adulthood. While showing them how to brush and floss is an important part of this, you can also help them make going to the dentist a habit by starting them young. When choosing a provider to care for your child’s teeth, a family dentist is a great choice because they have experience …

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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 …

What to Look for in a Pediatric Dentist

What To Look for in a Pediatric Dentist

Whether you're looking for your child's first dentist, or you're considering trying a new family dentist, there are a few things you should always consider in making your choice. The right dentist can make a huge difference in helping your child establish healthy dental hygiene practices that will stay with them for life. Here are some of the key things you should consider: 1. Pediatric Qualifications Obviously, a dentist needs to have a dental …