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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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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 qualification. It’s just as important that the dentist you choose has …

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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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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 hours a day. They’re also great because you can still eat …

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Which Is Better, Invisalign or Braces?

Which Is Better, Invisalign or Braces?

Invisalign and braces are the most popular options for straightening teeth. However, they both have advantages and disadvantages, so knowing which is best for you depends on your particular circumstances. In this post, we want to take a look at both options so you can feel a little more confident about whether they’re right for you. How does Invisalign work? First up, what is Invisalign? Most people are aware of how traditional braces work, but Invisalign is less well-known. Invisalign is a proprietary brand owned …

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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 Much Does an Emergency Dentist Cost?

How Much Does an Emergency Dentist Cost?

We understand that when you have an emergency and you’re in pain, the last thing you want to be worrying about is the cost of treatment. That’s why we at South Anchorage Dental include emergency dental care in our dental savings plan! How much does an emergency dentist exam cost? Our emergency exams usually cost $146, but if you have one of our dental savings plans, you can save up to $107. This means you’ll only pay $39 for your exam, taking some of the …

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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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