For A Healthier Smile, Stop Doing This

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Chewing sugared gum all day.
Cavities, a sore jaw, or broken bridgework may result. If you must chew, select gum with Xylitol.

Drinking soda and energy drinks.
These sugary, acidic beverages are uncommonly efficient at damaging enamel.

Chewing ice or hard candy.
Your enamel is quite durable. But so are ice and hard candy, and head-to-head, every so often they win, resulting in a broken tooth.

Skipping flossing.
Maybe you think brushing is adequate. Following brushing with a careful flossing job cleans away particles of food and plaque between teeth.

Using a firm bristled toothbrush.
A soft bristled brush is the best tool for the job. Save your firm brush for cleaning the grout around your bathtub.

Delaying dental checkups.
Don’t wait until something hurts. Call 907-290-5452 to book an intensive exam and the best deep dental cleaning you can get anywhere. Our excellent hygienists really are the best!

Dr. Brian Kruchoski has been providing first rate dental care in Anchorage area since 1997. For more information on how to keep your smile healthy, call 907-290-5452 to schedule an appointment.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in General Dentistry

Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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Today’s Alaska Premier Dental Group post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

If, after a thorough evaluation, dentist Kruchoski determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, dentist Kruchoski will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are carried out to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

During the procedure, your dentist will remove the nerve and pulp, and then clean and disinfect the interior of your tooth – the canal. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Alaska Premier Dental Group. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected tissue is removed, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

If you have a tooth that is bothering you, call dentist Kruchoski now at 907-290-5452 for an appointment.

If you are unfamiliar with our services at Alaska Premier Dental Group, be sure to visit our website at https://www.smilealaska.com/services/ to get more information.  we opened Alaska Premier Dental Group in 1997 here in the Anchorage.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

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Super Smiles For Life

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Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and attractive smile, start early. Really early.

We recommend that you bring your child in for their first dental visit soon after their first birthday. An early check is the first step in preventing problems and setting the stage for lifelong dental health.You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the consequences of poor choices. It is especially critical to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.

Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for dental caries. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.

Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always optimal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.

Other important habits are to brush and floss your teeth in front of your child. (If you have never been regular flossing – it’s time to start!) Let them see that it is a priority and a comfortable habit in your life. Brush their teeth with a soft bristled brush and a small amount of toothpaste. Let them try it, but always go over their teeth afterward, making sure each tooth is brushed. When finished, give them a cup of water to help rinse the toothpaste out.

Before coming to Alaska Premier Dental Group, meet with your child about the upcoming appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. Dr. Kruchoski will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a positive visit, the first of many to come.

Call us at 907-290-5452 to schedule an appointment. Remember also to call any time between scheduled visits with any questions or concerns that might arise. We are dedicated to your child’s lifelong dental health.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we love working with children and will help your child have a positive experience learning to care for their teeth.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we focus our efforts on . Each member of our professional team is passionate about making our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable. Our patients enjoy the friendly atmosphere while benefitting from our state-of-the-art technology.

Some of our most popular services include family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. We are located at 6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200 in Anchorage.

Taking Care of Your Way Beyond Your Smile

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in Family Dentistry

Not Happy With Your Dentist?

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Hello, friends! Welcome to Alaska Premier Dental Group. We provide general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. Our services include:

  • family dentistry
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • dental implants
  • sedation dentistry
  • Immediate care for dental emergencies
  • Strong, natural looking restorations
  • A clean, comfortable, and friendly dental atmosphere to make your experience as pleasant as possible

By working with an experienced dentist, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.

Perhaps your smile is beautiful and healthy (congratulations!) and you only need a cleaning. Our talented Alaska Premier Dental Group dental hygienists perform thorough deep cleanings to remove plaque and tartar and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

If you don’t currently have a dentist, or are not happy with your current dentist, we invite you to visit Alaska Premier Dental Group for an informative consultation and examination.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location: Our offices are located in Wasilla and Anchorage

Posted in General Dentistry

Smile Transformations At Alaska Premier Dental Group

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Today’s post is for people who aren’t happy with their smile.  Common issues include yellow teeth, misaligned teeth, too much or too little gum tissue, missing teeth, or damaged teeth.

Few people have naturally perfect smiles, but those who practice proper oral care can avoid many issues that affect oral health and the attractiveness of their smile. But some Anchorage folks are unsatisfied with their smiles even though they practice vigilant oral hygiene.

The professional team at Alaska Premier Dental Group wants you to know that cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile, regardless of the imperfections. dentist Kruchoski has the experience and expertise to transform ordinary smiles into extraordinary smiles.

We offer dental bonding, porcelain veneers, tooth implants, crowns, tooth whitening, crown lengthening (gum shaping), inlays/onlays, and orthodontia.

We consider the following important smile characteristics when you come in for a consultation:

Bright teeth, free of stains
Pleasing gumline
No chips, cracks, cupping, or excessive wearing
Tooth size, length, and placement in harmony with facial features
Teeth aligned on three planes

Call 907-290-5452 today to speak with us about a fantastic cosmetic dental smile makeover at Alaska Premier Dental Group in Anchorage.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Bad Breath Treatment At Alaska Premier Dental Group

Bad Breath Treatment at Alaska Premier Dental Group Do you suspect that you have bad breath? Alaska Premier Dental Group, a full-service dental office in Anchorage, Alaska, can help. We diagnose and overcome this unpleasant, irritating, and potentially embarrassing condition.

Halitosis is caused by the bacteria that live on and around your teeth, gums, and tongue. Breath mints and mouthwashes do not cure bad breath, they only mask the symptoms. Proper oral hygiene can cure many cases of bad breath. However, in some cases, bad breath is caused by more serious health issues. Sinus and tonsil infections, acid reflux, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, kidney malfunction, and eating disorders are just some of the troubles that can cause bad breath.

If you have bad breath, the first thing to do is make sure you are cleaning your teeth, gums, and tongue thoroughly. This does not mean you should brush as long and forcefully as possible. Brushing too vigorously is dangerous to gums and contributes to gum recession.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we help patients of all ages learn safe and effective brushing, flossing, and tongue cleaning methods.

And don’t forget regular professional cleanings. Our friendly dental hygienists are trained in the latest and most effective deep-cleaning procedures. Your teeth feel so good after being cleaned professionally!

To make an appointment for an exam, cleaning, or consultation, call 907-290-5452. Your teeth are too essential to neglect.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in General Dentistry

What Can Alaska Premier Dental Group Do For You?

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Hello, and welcome to the Wasilla dental health blog. We want to let you know a little bit about our practice and the services we provide. Our most popular services are:

family dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
dental implants
sedation dentistry
Invisalign

We serve residents in the Anchorage, Wasilla, and Eagle River area from ages 1 to 100. During their cleanings and dental checkups, our patients frequently want to know more about cosmetic dentistry procedures. These include teeth whitening, veneers, dental implants, gum contouring, and more

. A combination of cosmetic dental treatments can remedy every problem to restore and beautify your smile. Our goal is to keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.

Want to learn more? Give us a call at 907-290-5452. We are currently accepting new dental patients!

We are located at 6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200 in Anchorage, Alaska and we have been serving the dental patients of the Wasilla and Eagle River area since 1997. We can’t wait to make you our next satisfied patient.

Contact us today!

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in General Dentistry

Quirky Dental Facts That May Surprise You

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In today’s Alaska Premier Dental Group post, we share some fun facts about dentistry. Enjoy!

  • Many dental patients are aware that before there was formal dental training and licensing, barbers often performed dental procedures. But did you know that blacksmiths also moonlighted as dentists?1 How would you like your dental visit to involve tools used to hammer hot metal?
  • The Mayans were accomplished cosmetic dentists. One smile style in Mayan culture was bejeweled teeth – a procedure that involved the drilling of holes to embed precious gems. That’s a grill with major bling! 1
  • The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill up two swimming pools.2 (Not a very pleasant image, right?)
  • Nylon toothbrush bristles weren’t introduced until 1938. Prior to that, pig hair was a common bristle material.3 (“Mom, my toothbrush smells like bacon!”)
  • A popular toothache treatment in medieval Germany was to kiss a donkey.3 There is no evidence that it actually worked and it is unknown if the same remedy was used by donkeys.
  • Every person’s tongue is unique – just like a fingerprint.4
  • In medieval Japan, black teeth were considered appealing. Style-conscious women used roots to stain their teeth.3

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, you won’t find pig hair, donkeys, or anvils. You will find unmatched dental care and our professional team of dental professionals. Our menu of services includes: family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. Contact us today at 907-290-5452 to schedule an informative consultation.

1Gregory Myers,”10 Weird Facts About Teeth,” ListVerse, January 27, 2014, http://listverse.com/2014/01/27/10-weird-facts-about-teeth/, accessed on November 14, 2014
2Mouth Matters,” Visual.ly, August 28, 2012, http://visual.ly/your-mouth-matters-fun-dental-facts, accessed on November 14, 2014
3Chew on This, Fun Tooth Facts for a Healthy Mouth,” Delta Dental, http://www.deltadentalnc.org/MediaLibraries/Global/documents/Delta-Dental-Tooth-Tips-BF.pdf, accessed on November 12, 2014
4“New oral features can be considered unique as a fingerprint,” DentistryiQ, http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/01/new-oral-features-can-be-considered-unique-as-a-fingerprint.html, accessed on November 14, 2014

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in Oral Health

Alaska Premier Dental Group Works To Earn Your Trust

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Dentistry is a challenging and fascinating profession; dentists must have diagnostic skills, dexterity, extensive scientific knowledge, and good visual memory. Dentistry also requires artistic ability. In addition to the technical aspects of dentistry, we really enjoy interacting with our patients.

At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we recognize that our patients have other choices in dental practices, and we work continually to earn their trust and surpass their expectations.

Each dental patient is unique. Many of our patients come in twice-yearly for an exam and cleaning. We help them maintain excellent oral health. Some cosmetic dentistry patients come to me seeking major restorative dental work. It is extremely gratifying to complete a smile makeover and see the patient’s reaction when they see their new smile for the first time.

When we have a pre-treatment consultation with a new patient, it is very informative for both of us. The patient learns the specifics about the possible procedures and we learn about the patient’s goals, concerns and expectations. Then, we work with them to develop a dental treatment plan that fits the patient’s needs, desired outcome and budget.

If you are looking for an experienced dentist, call 907-290-5452 to schedule a consultation.

We look forward to meeting with you.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location: Offices in Anchorage and Wasilla

Posted in General Dentistry

Dental Sealant Q & A

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Q. What are dental sealants?
A. Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most pediatric dentists and family dentists offer sealants to their patients.

A. Do sealants significantly reduce tooth decay?
Q. Yes. Studies show that dental sealants can diminish the risk of decay by 70%!

Q. How are dental sealants applied to the teeth?
A. Your dentist applies the sealant resin as a liquid which quickly hardens and adheres tightly to the pits and grooves. The procedure is rapid, manageable and painless.

Q. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
A. Sealants are most commonly applied to the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for decay.

Q. When should sealants be applied?
A. The best time is early – while the teeth are cavity-free. Your dentist will advise you.

Q. Are sealants just for kids?
A. Not necessarily. Talk to your Anchorage dentist about whether sealants could benefit you.

Q. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
A. Yes. Vigilant oral hygiene is still important to keep teeth and gums healthy. Even the teeth with sealants are at risk for decay along the gumline.

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska
99504

Posted in Family Dentistry
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