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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.

4 Ways to Protect your Dental Investment

Great dental work can last for many years or a lifetime in some cases. This isn’t to be taken for granted, though. Once you have invested in excellent dental treatment, you’ll need to take a few steps to protect your investment. The top dentists in Fairbanks would recommend the following: Regular Checkups Don’t get into…

The Wisdom of Wisdom Tooth Removal

Wisdom teeth can be a pain – literally! These large molars, which typically begin their journey towards eruption when a person is between 18 and 25 years of age, no longer serve a purpose. Our modern, slimmed-down jaws just can’t accommodate their size, and we don’t need them for chewing like our ancient ancestors did.…

Don’t Let Unexpected Dental Expenses Ruin Your Budget

What’s the backup plan when your dental insurance and your bank account aren’t enough to cover the cost of your dental care? In most cases, once you know that you are in need of a certain dental procedure such as a bridge or a dental implant you can enjoy the luxury of saving and planning…

Is a Smile Makeover in Your Future?

Your smile is an integral part of your appearance. It’s probably one of the first things others notice about you. If you don’t consider your smile an asset, do something about it. A smile makeover from the Fairbanks AK cosmetic dentists at Bast Dental can give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Dr. Fred Bast…

5 College-Ready Dental Tips

College kids will be reporting to school soon, and it takes lots of preparation to ensure that they have what they’ll need to success. Aside from school supplies and household items, it is important that college students are prepared to lead healthy lifestyles while they’re away from home—and dental health should be a high priority.…

The Benefits of Checkups & Cleanings

If your goal is a healthy smile, then a good program of proper preventive care should be on your to-do list. Proactively addressing dental problems can eliminate the need for costly, invasive procedures to correct damage that, frankly, could have been avoided. The doctors at Bast Dental Clinic – Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John…