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Fairbanks Dentist Promotes Tongue Scrapers for Better Oral Health

The thought of using a tongue scraper might sound a little gross, but don’t be so hasty to dismiss the idea. A tongue scraper is easy to use and recommended by most dental professionals for removing bacteria, food, and toxins from your tongue. In fact, your Fairbanks dentist may recommend not only tongue scrapers but…

Fairbanks Dentist Notes Teeth Whitening Pitfalls

As most dental experts would agree, teeth whitening is just about the easiest and safest cosmetic dental procedure of modern times. The most common teeth whitening methods won’t damage your enamel, weaken your teeth, or interfere with your other dental work. However, you should always consult a Fairbanks dentist prior to whitening your teeth in…

How Dry Mouth Affects Your Smile

A dry mouth may not sound like something to cause concern. And for those who only suffer from dry mouth occasionally, it’s not typically a big deal. Everyone can experience a dry mouth as a result of nervousness, stress, or fear. However, a mouth that’s chronically dry can cause more than discomfort – it can…

Fairbanks Dentist Discusses Gum Disease Risk Factors

Gum disease is a serious oral health concern. It also contributes to whole-body health issues that negatively impact quality of life. Stopping gum disease before it starts, or catching it in the early stage, can prevent a whole host of issues. Fairbanks AK dentists Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John Bast want you to be…

Discuss Your Cosmetic Dentistry Options with a Fairbanks Dentist

On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you with the appearance of your smile? If your self-assessment isn’t yielding high ratings, then you could be a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Even if you aren’t exactly sure about what you would like to do to improve your smile, it’s okay to schedule an appointment…

Beat Bruxism with a Fairbanks Dentist

Bruxism is a disorder in which grinding and or clench of the teeth occurs. Usually bruxism happens during sleep and can go undetected. Experiencing sore teeth and gums, having headaches and jaw pain, and noticing worn down teeth are all signs of bruxism. If any of these symptoms are noticed, contact a Fairbanks dentist to…