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Out With the Old: Why Dentists Are Using the Cone Beam CT Scanner

January 18, 2024

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If you’re good about regularly attending your dental checkups, you likely know a thing or two about dental X-rays. These images of your teeth and jaws help your dentist examine your mouth. However, much of dentistry is phasing out traditional X-ray imaging in favor of new technology. Many dentists now rely on the cone beam CT scanner instead. To learn more, let your Soldotna dental practice reveal why dentists use the cone beam CT scanner.

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Oral Health Tips Perfect for Dental Hygiene Month

October 10, 2023

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patient talking to their dentist

When you think of October, a few key things come to mind—cold weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and candy, for example. While each of these things can be fun, they can all also be a problem for oral health. That’s why it’s a good thing that October is also Dental Hygiene Month. If you want to counteract some of the things that make October an oral health disaster, you should keep in mind these tips that can help you to improve your oral health.

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What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown, Does It Hurt?

September 15, 2023

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A woman asking her dentist about dental crowns

Anxiety at the dentist is a very common issue with many patients. It comes from a place of fearing the unknown and a desire to not feel pain. If you’re about to get a dental crown and you’ve never had one before, you may be experiencing some of that anxiety right now.

So, do dental crown treatments hurt? What will happen when you sit in the chair? If you want to know the answers to these questions to get some peace of mind, continue reading.

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The Benefits of Beginning the Dental Implant Process During the Summer

June 10, 2023

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Woman in beach hat smiling during the summer

After carefully considering your options for tooth replacement, you have decided to get dental implants to rebuild your smile from the roots up. Now that you’ve made that choice, the next question is this: when should you call your dentist and formally start the process? For many people, summer can be a great time to schedule their first dental implant consultation. Here’s a quick look at the dental implant process and the advantages of starting it during the warmer months.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Teeth Whitening this Valentine’s Day

January 7, 2023

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It’s often said that you can’t love others until you truly love yourself. On Valentine’s Day, we give gifts to the people we love; in that case, why not treat yourself to something nice?

You might be tempted to gorge yourself on chocolate, but it might be a better idea to get yourself something that could positively influence your life. If you aren’t happy with the color of your smile, teeth whitening can be a great gift for yourself this Valentine’s Day. Here’s why.

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What Could Cause a Dental Bridge to Fail?

December 13, 2022

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Concerned woman with her hand on her faceA bridge and crowns have been used for generations to treat consecutive tooth loss. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or several in a row, a dental bridge is a tried and proven method of restoring a complete smile. They are designed to provide a long-term solution, but they don’t last forever. Most last for about 10 to 15 years before needing to be replaced, but various factors affect their lifespan. Here are the most common causes of dental bridge failure and what you can do to protect your investment.

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4 Celebrities with Dental Implants

October 24, 2022

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Dental implants are durable replacement tooth roots that are a popular way to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. They help prevent shifting teeth, jawbone deterioration, and facial sagging by keeping your jawbone healthy and your remaining pearly whites in place. When you think of dental implants, bright, white celebrity smiles probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind. But did you know that many celebrities have dental implants to thank for their gorgeous grins? Continue reading to learn about four familiar faces and the stories of how they got dental implants.

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Be Thankful for Your Teeth This Thanksgiving

October 11, 2021

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family eating Thanksgiving dinner and practicing good holiday oral health in Soldotna

During the holiday season, your teeth are probably the last things you’re thinking about. Seeing as they help you savor your favorite holiday foods and talk up a storm with relatives you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving, take the time to thank them for everything they do by keeping them healthy and bright. To help you show your smile how much you care, check out these four holiday oral health tips.

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I’m an Adult with a Loose Tooth – What Should I Do?

April 6, 2021

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man suffering from loose tooth

During the early years of childhood, having a loose tooth is something that is celebrated. It represents a developmental milestone that is almost like a rite of passage. For adults, the situation is the complete opposite. A loose tooth means that you have a dental emergency on your hands. Until you can visit a dentist, what steps should you take on your own? Continue reading to find out.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Dental Assistants!

March 15, 2021

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Woman smiling during her dental appointment with dental assistantDental assistants do so much for your dentist and your family, yet they are rarely celebrated or talked about. Of course, your dentist takes most of the spotlight because they run the show, but dental assistants are integral to the success of the practice, and the health of their patients. The first week of March recognizes and appreciates all that dental assistants do for you. Read on to learn about the top 4 reasons to celebrate your dental assistants!

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