General Dentistry

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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Finding the Right Dentist in Anchorage, AK

By on August 25th, 2016

If you are in the middle of finding the right dentist, there are a number of factors you will want to keep in mind before making your decision. You want to find a dentist who will partner with you in maintaining your oral health for many years to come. You want to find a dentist will be a solid part of your overall wellness “team.” What kinds of things should you consider when you are looking for the right dentist in Anchorage, AK?

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Electric Vs. Manual Toothbrushes

By on May 31st, 2016

We can all agree that brushing your teeth several times daily is vital for your at-home oral care routine. But with so many options available today for toothbrushes, it can be hard to decide which brush is right for you and your family. Both electric and manual toothbrushes offer benefits, so getting all the information about each of these tools is the best way to decide what will be best for you, and of course your dentist can help you make the decision as well!

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Dental Care Misconceptions

By on May 30th, 2016

Most people don’t enjoy visiting the dentist, we get it. But keeping up with your oral care habits is more important than you might think, and letting those dental appointments and at home care fall behind is a big deal. Here’s some of the most common misconceptions about dental care:

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Financial Considerations When Choosing a Dentist

By on January 4th, 2016

Going to the dentist can already be an overwhelming experience for some people, and wondering how to pay for it can make it worse. The financial aspect of your dental care, from what your insurance covers to what to do if you don’t have insurance, can be confusing. At Turnagain Dental we will do our best to walk our patients in the Anchorage, AK area through their options before their treatment.

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Everyday Food That Wears Down Your Oral Health

By on January 4th, 2016

Our teeth are made to last a lifetime, yet there are many reasons why our oral health can begin to decline. One of the main contributors to the wearing down of our teeth are the foods and drinks we consume on a regular basis. While it is best to avoid most of these products, a few can be eaten in moderation and there are certain ways to keep them from causing harm to your teeth. Oral health starts at home, which is why Dr. Kennedy and his team at Turnagain Dental focus on preventative care.

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