Family Dentistry

Dental Care for the Whole Family

Family Dentistry in Anchorage focuses on helping everyone in your family reach the same common dental goals: preserve your oral health, preserve your natural teeth, and make you feel great about your smile.

This is even more important when you consider that oral health has often been linked with general health, with common oral issues being linked to more serious health problems. Our trusted dentist in Anchorage is focused on bringing oral health to the entire household.

The biggest convenience we offer through our Anchorage family dentistry is that we serve patients of all ages. This means that we offer a general solution for all the dental care needs of everyone in the family. You’ll be able to find what you need in our office, ranging from pediatric aid for children to specialists to tend to the cosmetic needs of a grown adult’s smile.

Dental Health for Children

Care for your child’s primary teeth is essential, given that healthy teeth are vital for proper speaking, biting, and chewing. When permanent teeth start appearing and your little one has a mix of both baby and permanent teeth, you’ll want to make sure that the new teeth are growing in properly and the baby ones are falling out on time.

And our Anchorage family dentistry doesn’t just focus on cleanings and correction, but education as well. We’ll help instill proper dental hygiene habits in your children from a young age in order to set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and happy smiles.

As children grow, we’ll continue taking care of them. Through our complete dental services, Alaska Dental Associates can help with any cavities or other issues that might pop up, while also continuing to teach children that prevention is the best medicine. If they need braces, our Anchorage family dentistry professionals will help you find the best way to treat crooked teeth with orthodontic care.

When Should Children Begin Seeing the Dentist?

Dental visits should begin within six months of your child’s first tooth. Seeing the dentist regularly from a very young age helps instill the importance of proper dental hygiene from the start and serves to mitigate dental anxiety. When a child’s first visit to the dentist doesn’t happen until they’re four or five, they can easily scare at sight of all of the dental equipment and the medical environment in general. Starting them young gets them used to the experience and establishes early memories of happy dental exams.

Dental Health for Adults

We also focus on bringing the best in dental care to adults in the Anchorage area, working to maintain both the look of your smile and your overall oral health. With regular check-ups and cleanings, we can help  you take the preventative measures you need to avoid deeper dental issues down the road.

Through regular exams and x-rays, Alaska Dental Associates will discover the early stages of tooth decay and stop them in their tracks with fillings or other minor interventions. In the cases when tooth decay has gone too far, we’ve got a range of options from bridges to dental implants to keep your mouth healthy.

Prevention is Key to Dental Health

Among the biggest mistakes we see whenever patients come to an appointment with our Anchorage family dentistry is that they only come when something is wrong. This means that they’ve reached the point where their mouth is in outright pain. Had they taken a preventative approach to dental care rather than a reactive approach, then the problem would likely never have advanced so far.

And never forget that preventing dental problems is always more affordable than fixing them. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the old saying goes. So, the most important part of dental health is keeping up with your home care and not skipping out on regular professional cleanings and exam. Let us help you discover problems before they arise.

Contact Us if You are Looking for an Excellent Family Dentist

No matter what might be the age of the patient, everyone cares about the way their smile looks. Through the work of our family dentistry in Anchorage, we can offer you a wide variety of dental procedures to fit your family’s needs. Whether you’ve got immediate dental emergencies or are just looking to schedule a routine checkup, contact us today and become part of the Alaska Dental Associates family.

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