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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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What Happens During a Root Canal?

A root canal is one the most of common, and most important, services our dentists offer in Anchorage. This procedure is used to address an infection and save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted due to repeated trauma, deep decay, or a crack. You may learn that you need a root canal after seeking care for pain and swelling in the tooth or surrounding gums, bumps and discolored areas on the gums, or sensitivity to hot and cold. You may also discover this …

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Emergency dental care over the holidays

Emergency Dental Care Over the Holidays

Nothing can spoil holiday plans like a painful dental emergency. If you’re experiencing a dental trauma, such as a cracked, broken or knocked-out tooth, or perhaps suffering a severe toothache or swelling, don’t worry. The team at South Anchorage Dental Center is available to provide you with solutions – 24 hours a day, every day – even on holidays. Here’s what you need to know. Need help now? Reach our on-call emergency dentist here. What Is a Dental Emergency? One of the most common questions …

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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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