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Frequently Asked Questions about Teeth Whitening

By on September 28th, 2019

Many people want to achieve a whiter, brighter smile. No one wants teeth that appear stained, yellow, or brown. Discolored teeth are unattractive and look unhealthy.

If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, teeth whitening may help.

Below, the team at Turnagain Dental shares a list of frequently asked questions about teeth whitening so you can decide if whitening your teeth is a good option for you.

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Overcome Dental Fear or Anxiety and Get the Care You Need

By on August 29th, 2019

Many people feel nervous about going to the dentist. They worry about problems the dentist may find, and they worry the experience may be uncomfortable or painful.

While dental anxiety is normal and fairly common, the longer patients put off visiting the dentist, the more likely they are to develop more serious issues with their teeth.

When patients have regular dental checkups, the entire process usually goes much smoother.

Of course, overcoming dental fears isn’t always simple.

To help people feel more relaxed and confident about their dental visits, Dr. Kennedy and the team at Turnagain Dental share three tips for overcoming dental fear or anxiety.

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What to Do If You Chip a Tooth

By on July 30th, 2019

Accidents happen. Whether you slip and fall or bite down on something hard, you can accidentally chip a tooth.

Once you realize what has happened, you may start to panic, especially if you chip one of your front teeth. What should you do? How can you get it fixed?

Below, Dr. Kennedy and the team at Turnagain Dental share what you should do if you chip a tooth.

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Dry Mouth Causes and Solutions

By on June 30th, 2019

Everyone occasionally experiences the parched feeling of dry mouth; it is more common in stressful circumstances such as speaking in front of a large crowd. But for some people, dry mouth is not an infrequent nuisance — it is a persistent problem that causes discomfort and affects oral and overall health. Chronic dry mouth can make it difficult to chew, speak or swallow; it can also cause sore throats and change appetite and sense of taste.

Take a moment to learn more about the causes of and solutions to dry mouth, explained by Anchorage dentist Joshua Kennedy, DMD.

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Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

By on May 30th, 2019

Many dental patients are unaware of the difference between a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover. Both address multiple issues with the teeth (and sometimes gums), involve a customized combination of dental procedures and may require several dental appointments to complete.

The simplest way to describe the difference between the treatments is that full mouth reconstruction is something you need in order to restore dental health and function, whereas a smile makeover is something you want to do for cosmetic reasons.

Read on as Dr. Kennedy of Turnagain Dental delves deeper into the differences between the two.

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Unique Advantages of Dental Implants

By on April 30th, 2019

If you have lost one or more teeth or are facing tooth extraction due to damage or disease, you have several replacement options. Dr. Kennedy of Turnagain Dental recommends you carefully consider your choices and weigh the pros and cons of each. Dental implants offer some special advantages above and beyond what other tooth replacements offer. Here, Dr. Kennedy reveals some of these unique advantages.

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The Benefits of Professional Tooth Whitening

By on March 31st, 2019

While it’s possible to buy teeth whitening products from the store and apply them yourself, professional tooth whitening treatment from your dentist offers benefits that store-bought products simply can’t provide. Read on as the cosmetic dentistry team at Turnagain Dental explains the benefits of professional tooth whitening as well as who can benefit.

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Can You Put a Knocked-Out Tooth Back in the Mouth?

By on February 28th, 2019

A knocked-out permanent tooth is one of the few real emergency situations in dentistry. Knocking a tooth out may seem like a traumatic event, but the truth is that it happens all the time among active people of all ages. When a tooth is knocked out, the damaged nerves and blood vessels cannot be saved, but the bone and tissues that normally cover the root can be reattached.

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Signs You Could Benefit from Porcelain Veneers

By on January 30th, 2019

Your smile is often the first impression people have of you. The team at Turnagain Dental are here to help you look and feel your best! If you have cosmetic problems like misshapen teeth, chipped, cracked or crooked teeth, gaps, stains or eroded enamel, porcelain veneers may be the solution to improve your smile!

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Examples of Dental Emergencies

By on September 1st, 2016

In spite of our best efforts, sometimes dental emergencies happen. When they do happen, they can be worrisome. There can also be a question of what exactly constitutes a dental emergency.  People are not always sure if they should wait to see the dentist during normal business hours, or if they should call immediately, regardless of the time of day. Let’s talk about examples of dental emergencies, and if you should wait to see the dentist—or if you should do an online search of the term emergency dentist Anchorage, AK.

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