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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, or other dental problems. …

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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 grow to the point of destroying the …

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5 Tips for Preventing Gum Disease

A smile is one of the most unique features we have. But what happens when you skip a couple of days brushing your teeth because you are too tired? Or neglect to floss just because there is no food present? Do you find yourself eating too many sugary foods that could be damaging your gums? These are the questions you should be asking if you suspect any signs of gum disease. Healthy gums are vital for maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping all your teeth …

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Veneers vs. Dental Bonding: Which Is Right for You? 

Maintaining your smile and teeth can sometimes be a challenge. Even after braces, remembering to wear your retainers every night can be difficult for some. And if you don’t wear your retainers, you know your teeth are bound to shift over a certain period. Dentists remind you to brush and floss twice daily, but how do you juggle all of that when you are running around and super busy? Do not stress! If you start noticing your teeth shifting, unwanted stains appearing that you can’t …

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Who Should Consider Invisalign Clear Braces?

With the uprise in how braces are changing, there are a variety of ways you can choose to align your teeth, such as Invisalign. Invisalign can be a good option for teens and adults who want to straighten their smile without all the metal. Learn the ideal candidate for this treatment and how this Alaskan dentist can help you.  Ready to experience a unique alternative to conventional braces? Contact us!  How Braces Have Changed Throughout the Years  Braces have been around since the early 1900s …

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How To Handle a Chipped Tooth and When It’s an Emergency

A chipped tooth can put a damper on your mood when you least expect it. Your day could be going perfectly fine until you go to sip a hot cup of coffee or accidentally slip on your way out the door to work and accidentally ding one of your teeth. Not only does a broken tooth affect your appearance, but it can cause dental issues and affect your overall health. A chip can expose the inner layers of your tooth. This leaves it open to …

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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 in treating people …

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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 either jaw, or they may attempt to partially erupt …

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SADC offers same-day dental services in Anchorage.

Best Same-Day Dental Services in Anchorage

Looking for dental care today? Sometimes, waiting for a routine dental check-up won’t cut it. You might be feeling a lot of pain or discomfort – not quite enough to constitute an emergency, but too much to wait until your next scheduled appointment. That’s why same-day dental services are so important. Life happens in a blink of an eye and you need a dental service you can trust to take care of you at any moment’s notice. Whether it’s a routine checkup, simple cleanup, toothache, …

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Sedation dentistry increases access to dental services.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me?

Going to the dentist can feel a little uncomfortable sometimes. We totally understand. No-one really wants a stranger poking around in their mouth, let alone drilling, scraping, filling, or extracting. We know that for some people, the thought of sitting in a dentist’s chair can be a little scary. Some people might put off visiting the dentist for months, or even years, simply because they can’t face the thought of a check-up, let alone any preventative or restorative work. That’s really concerning. Here at South …

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