Oral Health

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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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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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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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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