Benefits of Diode Laser Treatment for Dental Problems

By on June 26th, 2020

At Turnagain Dental, Dr. Joshua Kennedy and our team are always looking for techniques and technologies to make treatment quicker, safer and more successful for our patients. Dr. Kennedy carefully vets all emerging technology to ensure it is the right fit for our practice.

One of the most exciting advances in dental technology is the use of lasers to cut or contour soft tissue when treating common dental problems. We find the diode laser to be an extremely versatile, precise and safe tool that benefits our valued patients.

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Get Relief From Your Migraines With Botox Injections

By on May 26th, 2020

If you experience frequent migraine headaches, you understand how debilitating the symptoms can be. You may find yourself willing to try just about anything to get relief from the excruciating pain.

Something you may not have already considered is controlling migraines with Botox injections. Although Botox is best thought of as a wrinkle-reducer, the FDA approved the use of Botox for chronic migraines in 2010. Take a moment to learn why from Dr. Joshua Kennedy of Turnagain Dental.

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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better?

By on February 27th, 2020

The basis of a healthy oral hygiene routine involves brushing your teeth daily. Dr. Joshua Kennedy’s patients at Turnagain Dental often want to know whether electric or manual toothbrushes are better at removing plaque and bacteria and keeping teeth clean and healthy.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), it is not the brush that’s important — it’s the person doing the brushing. Ultimately, the best toothbrush is the one you are most likely to use every day.

With that said, electric toothbrushes have some unique benefits that you might want to consider taking advantage of.

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Why Are Porcelain Veneers So Popular?

By on January 26th, 2020

If you are considering improving a less-than-perfect smile with cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Joshua Kennedy encourages you to consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are an extremely popular choice at his Anchorage-area practice, Turnagain Dental. For the right candidates, veneers can turn a lackluster smile into a dazzling one.

Read on as Dr. Kennedy reveals why veneers are in such high demand.

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Oral Health Effects of a Missing Tooth

By on November 27th, 2019

Tooth loss is a common problem that can occur due to dental injury, dental disease or a combination of unhealthy dietary and dental habits. Unfortunately, when a tooth falls out, it can put you at risk of complications. In addition to creating a noticeable gap in your smile, a missing tooth can cause problems that compromise your oral health.

Read on as Dr. Joshua Kennedy of Turnagain Dental explains the oral health effects of missing a tooth.

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How Does Aging Affect the Health of Your Teeth?

By on October 28th, 2019

Aging affects nearly every area of the body, including the teeth and gums. Although you are more likely to develop certain oral health problems later in life, there are things you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Take a moment to learn from the team at Turnagain Dental how aging affects the health of your teeth, and what you can do to maintain a healthy smile.

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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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