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

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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

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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

Chipped Tooth? No Need To Panic

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There are basically two ways to handle a chipped tooth:
1. Panic.
2. See us right away and get on with life.

The experienced dentists at Alaska Premier Dental Group can fix a chipped tooth in a jiffy by determining the right solution and expertly performing the procedure. Decay, missing teeth, braces, even crowns can impact the course of treatment.

Time is often an important factor when it comes to tooth repair so don’t wait, call 907-290-5452 to schedule an appointment. Our address is:
6611 DeBarr Rd, Ste 100 and 200
Anchorage, Alaska 99504

We’ve been around since 1997 – serving your neighbors in Anchorage  and improving smiles for Anchorage patients.

When our patients needed cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry, we’ve successfully managed their treatment and watched happy, smiling patients leave our office.

We offer dental implants, Invisalign, family dentistry and sedation dentistry. Trust our team to deliver exceptional results. No panic. No mistakes. No worries.

Relax.

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

Save Money With Dental Implants At Alaska Premier Dental Group

Wasilla Tooth ImplantsQ: When is the least expensive tooth replacement method really the most expensive?
A: When it ends up costing far more in the long run.

Many dentistry patients who lose a tooth do not understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. They wrongly believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone that they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Dr. Scharf notes…

“With the price of gasoline and food soaring people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

If you are missing a tooth, you may still be able to save the adjacent teeth if receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call us at 907-290-5452. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry for families in the Anchorage, Alaska area.

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

Get The Royal Treatment At Alaska Premier Dental Group

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In need of a crown? At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we can provide the exclusive experience you deserve with the dental care required. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth corrected. Receive one critical procedure or full smile redesigns. Your wish is our command.

We have been serving noble lords and ladies with the royal treatment since 1997. We crown patients with beautiful restorations and empower them with the confidence of a regal smile fit for a king.

Call us at: 907-290-5452.

Many people believe that cosmetic dentistry refers to services designed solely to brighten the looks of your smile as opposed to procedures such as fillings that repair a structural problem. However, there is much overlap. For example, the use of white fillings takes care of the cavities and makes your smile more beautiful. Other procedures used in cosmetic and general dentistry are veneers, inlays/onlays, braces, teeth whitening, soft-tissue grafts, crown lengthening, tooth implants, and dental bonding.

We want you to experience the metamorphosis that comes from cosmetic dental care performed by a true artist. Whether you need veneers, crowns, or whitening, we have an imperial seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

  • dental implants
  • Invisalign
  • family dentistry
  • sedation dentistry
  • cosmetic dentistry

We look forward to making your acquaintance, your highness.

Taking Care of Your Way Beyond Your Smile -Alaska Premier Dental Group

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group:

907-290-5452

Location: Multiple locations throughout Alaska

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Can You Name 9 Dental Specialties?

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Most people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some dental patients may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few residents probably know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the years in which they were formally recognized by the ADA. (If you want a challenge, see if you can name all nine before you continue reading this post.)

Endodontics (1983): This area focuses on “the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues.”1 If you need a root canal in Anchorage, you may require the services of an endodontist.

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (2003): If you want to straighten your teeth, you need an orthodontist. Dentofacial orthopedic specialists correct facial deformities using many of the same types of appliances used in teeth straightening therapy.

Pediatric Dentistry (1995): pediatric dentists provide dental care for infants, children and teenagers.

Periodontics (1992): “Periodontics is that specialty of dentistry which encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes.”1 Periodontal specialists perform crown lengthening, pocket reduction, and soft tissue (gum) grafts.

Prosthodontics (2003): Prosthodontists provide restorative dental procedures including dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. They also perform cosmetic dental treatments including porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, invisible fillings, and teeth bleaching.

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (1991): This specialty concerns “the nature, identification, and management of diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions. It is a science that investigates the causes, processes, and effects of these diseases. The practice of oral pathology includes research and diagnosis of diseases using clinical, radiographic, microscopic, biochemical, or other examinations.”1

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
(2001): Oral and maxillofacial radiologists analyze radiographic images (x-rays) for issues of the maxillofacial area.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (1990): Oral surgeons perform surgery on the teeth, jaw, face, and gums. These include facial reconstruction, cleft lip and palate correction, bone grafting, dental implants, and impacted teeth.

Dental Public Health (1976): This discipline focuses on “preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.”1

General dentists and cosmetic dentists  are trained in a wide variety of dental procedures. However, sometimes your general dentist will refer you to a local specialist, or include a specialist as part of your treatment team.

1Specialty Definitions, The American Dental Association, http://www.ada.org/495.aspx, accessed May 22, 2013

 

Contact Alaska Premier Dental Group: 907-290-5452

Location: Our offices are located in Anchorage and Wasilla. Contact us for an appointment.

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Versatile Veneers For A Vivid Smile

Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Wasilla Have you ever wished you could quickly attach perfectly shaped, dazzling white front surfaces to your teeth? Guess what? You can! With porcelain veneers, you can eliminate smile imperfections in just one visit to your exceptional Anchorage cosmetic dental office.

The unprecedented porcelain veneer is one of the most versatile items in a cosmetic dentist’s toolbox. Veneers turn unattractive smiles into sensational smiles with minimal disruption to existing tooth structure. Made with the same durable, translucent porcelain as complete crowns, they are quicker and usually less expensive.

It’s no that wonder that a very large percentage of people in the public eye have porcelain veneers. An actress can receive a perfect smile in the morning and appear on a talk show that evening. A supermodel can permanently remedy a discolored tooth speedy and pose for photos right after leaving her dental office. A local television news anchor can have his teeth perfectly aligned in a couple hours and report Alaska news that same day.

Our experienced have performed hundreds of veneer placements – alone and in combination with crowns, inlays, onlays, and tooth implants–for dramatic smile makeovers. Perhaps you should consider veneers as the best way to achieve your dazzling smile.

Let’s talk. My office can be reached at 907-290-5452¬†. We invite you to schedule an appointment at one of our Alaska locations.

 

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