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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …