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Welcome to our dental blog. We invite you to subscribe to stay informed regarding the latest happenings in our office, as well as in the dental field as a whole. Our desire is to routinely provide helpful posts that ensure you are exposed to as much information about your dental health as you’re interested in learning.

Take a New Look at Your Dental Benefits

If you are fortunate enough to have dental insurance, then this is a great time to take a look at your benefits for the New Year. Dentists in Fairbanks recommend that you get familiar with your insurance coverage and avoid waiting until the end of the year to use them. Did your benefit year start…

Know When to Discuss Dry Mouth with the Dentist

Fear, stress, a good workout, or frosty winter weather can cause chapped lips and a dry mouth. But what if your mouth seems to feel like the Sahara Desert for an extended period of time? Dentists in Fairbanks say that there are some important reasons to mention this at your next checkup. Dryness of the…

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

Choosing the right toothpaste may seem like a simple task, but it’s one that many of us can get wrong if we don’t give it enough thought. The right toothpaste can brighten your smile and improve your oral health, while the wrong choice can lead to stained enamel and inflammation in the lining of the…

How Much Do You Know About Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can come in many varieties and can be used for a number of different purposes, so there’s no wonder that these common dental restorations are often confused with other types of dental procedures. To test your knowledge about dental crowns, see if you can answer the following questions: Q: What are the main…

A Bright Future for Dental Implants

If you are one of the 178 million people in America who are missing at least one tooth, then there is a high probability that you have had—or will have—a conversation with a dentist in the Fairbanks area about dental implants. For decades, implant dentistry has been the Gold Standard when it comes to replacement…

Dentists are Here to Help, Not Judge

No two journeys are the same when it comes to your oral healthcare strategy. There seem to be three distinct types of dental patients, and Fairbanks dentists are here to help them all. Some dental patients dread the thought of an unexpected dental problem, and so they are sticklers for preventive dental care and tend…