What is Patient-Centered Dental Care?

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What is your perception of the patient-dentist relationship? Would you convey it as one-sided? In other words, the dentist examines the patient’s teeth, determines the course of treatment, and performs the procedure while the patient is an unimportant participant. It Starts With The Atmosphere At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we don’t do things that way.…


47% of Adults Have Gum Disease: Are You One of Them?

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A recent CDC report provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of people aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of people 65 years and older have periodontal disease. This condition is more prevalent in men than women (56.4%…


5 Critical Things To Know About Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is inflammation or infection of the gums. For the most part, periodontal disease is preventable. This condition is so common in the US that it has been called a ‘health crisis’ by the ADA. Fortunately, periodontal disease can be treated. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage such…


Do You Have Periodontal Disease?

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Though most Alaska residents are fairly health-conscious, periodontal disease is more common than you might think. At Alaska Premier Dental Group, we see patients with gum disease every day. Some patients aren’t even aware they have it until dentist Brian Kruchoski diagnoses it. Fortunately, it can be treated with varying degrees of treatment depending on…


Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

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Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are vital because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Brian Kruchoski encourages patients to practice preventative dentistry by: Brushing Flossing…