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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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What is an emergency dentist?

What Is an Emergency Dentist?

In pain or have a loose tooth? Want to know what an emergency dentist can do for you? Simply put, an emergency dentist is a provider you can see at short notice, if you are in pain, notice swelling in your mouth or jaw, or if you have a loose or missing filling or crown. Most dentists have time in their schedule reserved for emergency cases, and many offer an out-of-hours service, so you never have to wait long to speak to a professional. How …

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Why Are Regular Teeth Cleanings Important?

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 cleanings! Learn more. 1. You Need Help Staying on Top of …

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When Should I Get Fillings? 4 Signs You May Have Cavities

When Should I Get Fillings? 4 Signs You May Have Cavities

Think you may have cavities? Cavities are common in children, teens, and older adults, especially those who consume a lot of sugar and carbs and have poor dental hygiene. Although common, cavities are not something to be taken lightly. They can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Learn the signs of cavities to determine if you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Need fillings but not sure you can cover the cost? Our Dental Savings Plan will save you 20% on all …

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