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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.

Porcelain Veneers – For a Fantastic Fairbanks Smile!

Customized dental care results in smiles that radiate health and beauty. Teeth that are stained, misshapen, or awkwardly sized can be transformed into stunning smiles. How? With porcelain veneers from Fairbanks AK cosmetic dentists Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John Bast at Bast Dental Clinic. Anatomy of a Veneer Think of a veneer as a…

Smoking & Your Smile

It’s common knowledge that smoking increases the risk of oral cancer (90% of people with oral cancer use tobacco). But tobacco is bad for your smile in lots of other ways, too. No matter the type of tobacco or the method used to partake of it – cigars, cigarettes, pipes, or chewing tobacco – your…

Ask a Fairbanks Dentist about Your Risk for Oral Cancer

Aside from the occasional news report about a celebrity who has been diagnosed with throat cancer, or a cigarette commercial warning against the dangers of smoking, you may see or hear very little about the seriousness of oral cancer. However, oral cancer cases are relatively common and its victims have the best chance for survival…

Oral Healthcare Tips for People with Diabetes

It’s estimated that over 29 million Americans have diabetes. This chronic condition impacts the body, including the mouth, in a variety of ways. Maintaining good blood sugar levels is key to preventing damage to oral and overall health. If you have diabetes, Fairbanks AK dentists Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John Bast at Bast Dental…

Experience the Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

A great smile can make you look and feel like a million bucks! Studies show that people with shapely, stain-free teeth appear more youthful, enthusiastic, and even more intelligent than their peers with so-so smiles. At Bast Dental Clinic in Fairbanks AK, cosmetic dentists Dr. Fred Bast and Dr. John Bast offer a variety of…

Fairbanks Dentist Extends Your Tooth’s Life with Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a helpful and effective procedure that is designed to lower the gumline around one or more teeth to enhance a restorative procedure. A tooth that is too short, a crack that extends below the gumline or a large area of decay can present a problem when it comes to rebuilding the tooth.…