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Halitosis

Chronic Bad Breath Treatment in Anchorage Halitosis is the sophisticated word for “bad breath.” Depending on the cause, bad breath may happen only occasionally or be more persistent. The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria. Because the mouth is moist and warm, it creates the perfect environment for the millions of bacteria that live in the month. In fact, approximately 80% of bad breath is caused by something in the mouth. How We Treat and …

Family Dentistry

We provide comprehensive, cutting-edge dental treatment for all of Anchorage. With us as your family dentist, there’s no need to waste gas and precious time going to different offices to make sure your whole family is taken care of. We provide comfortable, 5-Star services for children, older adults, and everyone in between. General and Preventative Dental Services for All Ages Cleanings Maintain good oral health with routine cleanings and dental …

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 …

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 …

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need To Be Removed? Ask an Alaska Dentist

Many people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed, which are the third set of back molars that, under normal circumstances, emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Statistics show that as many as five million people a year have their wisdom teeth extracted. There are range of complications that contribute to a family dentist recommending patients have their wisdom teeth removed. These molars may become impacted if there is not enough space on …

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 …

8 Common Dental Problems That Invisalign Can Fix

Invisalign is a very popular treatment that straightens your teeth using clear (and virtually invisible) aligners. They’re designed to be much more comfortable than traditional braces. There are lots of benefits. Invisalign uses software called Clincheck to map out the path to your new smile, which means your treatment plan is fully customized with no guesswork. Each set of aligners lasts for one to two weeks, and we recommend wearing them 20 to 22 …

Why Are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends teeth cleanings once every six months, but why? If you are an inquisitive person, you have probably wondered what the benefits of regular dental visits really are. You will find that biannual oral check-ups are not only recommended but absolutely necessary if you want to avoid gum disease and tooth decay! Take a look. Sign-up for our Dental Savings Plan to save 50% annually on your six-month teeth …

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 a few …

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 …