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Dental Problems that Affect the Elderly

It is true that most dental problems can affect anyone of any age, but there are certain dental issues that are known to impact the elderly population more frequently. Fortunately, there are dentists in the Fairbanks AK area who understand the special dental needs of the elderly population. These dentists can identify common risk factors…

What Every Smart Parent Should Know about Wisdom Teeth

Once your teen has begun to complain about common wisdom teeth symptoms like inflammation and pain towards the back of the jaw, it is time to prepare for the eruption of the wisdom teeth. As soon as the teeth begin to break through the gums, it is important to remind your teen to thoroughly clean…

The Hidden Danger of Tooth Loss

Tooth loss happens quite often, despite our best efforts to prevent it. Trauma or an injury, gum disease, cavities – there are numerous reasons that can result in the loss of a permanent tooth. While you may know that you can go to a cosmetic dentist in the Fairbanks AK area to have a missing…

Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

For Fairbanks AK patients with missing teeth, dental implants can provide an incredibly realistic-looking and long-lasting solution to create a complete, healthy smile. Implants replace both the root and crown of a tooth to deliver the benefits of natural teeth. Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John Bast are firm believers in the advantages of dental…

Dive Into Cosmetic Dentistry in 4 Easy Steps

Dreaming of a beautiful new smile? It’s all fun and games until you start thinking about how to make it happen. What procedures will you need? What will your smile look like in the end? How much will it cost? How do you find the right cosmetic dentist in Fairbanks? As soon as the questions…

Know Your Gum Disease Risk Factors

Gum disease can severely damage your smile and your health. Early stage gum disease, called gingivitis, is curable. But if gingivitis isn’t addressed, it can progress to more advanced phases in which you can only hope to alleviate the symptoms and repair the sometimes significant damage. As proponents of preventive care, Fairbanks AK dentists Dr.…