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Dealing with Dental Fear and Avoidance

Dealing with Dental Fear and Avoidance

Afraid of the Dentist? Are you afraid of going to the dentist? Have you ever skipped a dentist appointment because you were anxious about what might happen there? Have you tried to ignore tooth pain rather than seek treatment—only to have the problem...

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When Teeth are Sensitive to Hot and Cold

Are you Experiencing Sensitive Teeth?Have you ever taken a sip of your hot morning coffee or tea then grimaced as your teeth began to hurt? Or maybe at some point you stopped putting ice in your water glass or stopped eating ice cream to avoid aching teeth...

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When Should My Baby Go To The Dentist For The First Time?

The Perfect time for a dentist visit for a baby is at the sign of their first tooth. Your baby’s gummy smile is beginning to erupt with tiny, pearl-white teeth. It’s a sure sign that you baby is growing up – and a good time to set up your kid’s very first...

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Why Do My Teeth Hurt? The Most Common Reasons For Tooth Pain

The Most Common Reasons For Tooth Pain Mysterious tooth pain is sure to put a damper on your day. Going to the dentist wasn’t on your agenda – it never seems to come at a good time. You might think you can just ignore it until it goes away, but you can’t stop thinking...

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The Benefits of Good Flossing Technique

Good Flossing Technique is Key in Oral Health Every person who has ever visited the dentist has been asked, "have you been flossing" by either their dental hygienist or dentist, and according to the American Dental Association, 20% of adults never floss....

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Can you Weaken your Teeth Through Whitening?

Are you really hurting your teeth by trying to get that perfect white smile? When it comes to a healthy looking smile, the general consensus is that whiter is better. As such, whitening strips are available to help gain the look one desires.  While...

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How your Gums can Affect your Heart

A true story that could have been prevented A few years back, I spoke with a man who was going in for open heart surgery. What made this strange was that the man I was talking to ate properly, exercised regularly, and would at the surface not appear to...

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There’s always a good reason to visit the dentist

There’s always a good reason to visit the dentist

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Brushing for just 2 minutes can reduce plaque by 80%

Brushing for just 2 minutes can reduce plaque by 80%

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Technology is rapidly changing the face of dentistry

Technology is rapidly changing the face of dentistry

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Regular check ups actually save you money

Regular check ups actually save you money

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How long should you have to wait for an appointment?

How long should you have to wait for an appointment?

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Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

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Halloween Tips From Your Dentist

Keep Your Mouth Healthy this Halloween! Halloween is almost here and as dentists we understand that it means candies and costumes. While we would prefer if you ate an apple rather than a candy bar, we’re realistic and understand that you can’t say no to...

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Toddler Dental Care and Issues

How do I take care of my toddler's teeth? Dental problems in infancy and toddlerhood can impact a child’s oral care journey for the rest of his or her life. The best way to start your child down the right path is to establish healthy oral care habits even...

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Get Rid of Bad Breath

Fighting Bad Breath Halitosis, or bad breath, is something almost everyone will suffer from at some point. In order to avoid it, you need to know what causes it and what you can do about it. Bad breath is caused by bacterial waste in the mouth. It can be...

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The Top Most Common Dental Problems

The Three Most Common Dental Problems Despite taking the best care of your teeth, you still tend to end up making an appointment with your dentist to get your latest dental problem treated. This article will address the most common dental issues that...

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Dental Implants – An Alternative to Dentures

Benefits of Dental Implants If you are considering dentures, you should be aware of dental implants as a possible replacement solution for your missing teeth. Dental implants are an affordable alternative to traditional dentures. They don't dislodge while...

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What the New Office Will Mean for Patients

Dr. Jonathan McNeil and the staff at Mint Dental Alaska are excited to announce that they will soon be opening a new office! Mint Dental is quickly becoming known as the "hippest dental office in Alaska," and has seen amazing growth lately. They...

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How Does Water Quality Affect Oral Health?

Water Quality and Oral Health Water is one of the most basic needs of humans. Without it, not only will we become dehydrated, but we will also be unable to perform many of our regular activities such as bathing and oral hygiene, cooking, and washing....

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Outdoor Expeditions and Oral Health

Don't Let Time Outdoors effect your Oral Health! Summer is just around the corner and what is better to do in Alaska than taking a hike? With the gorgeous weather looming and school ending soon, families and individuals are looking forward to a great...

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How Can Dentists Save Alaskan Wilderness?

Conservation Focused Dentistry Dental professionals who reside in Alaska understand the importance of maintaining the Alaskan Wilderness, although not all practices are sure how to tackle such a vast task. There are small changes that can be made within a...

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Why Do People Get Crowns?

Getting Crowns instead of other Dental Restorations Crowns are dental restorations that are designed to replace a damaged tooth without having to extract said tooth. A crown is simply cemented on top of the damaged tooth after it has been shaped into an...

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How Does Cold Weather Affect Oral Hygiene?

Does Cold Weather Affect Oral Hygiene? Tooth sensitivity can increase during the cold winter months. Cold weather can shock the normally 98 degree teeth and gums and create sharp pain in the mouth. Not all people suffer from extreme tooth sensitivity, and...

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Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene to your Body

Infographic proof of the Ill Effects of Poor Oral Hygiene You've likely been told since you were a young child that brushing your teeth three times a day is extremely important. Many don't realize just how vital it is to your overall health, not just that...

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The Worst and Best Teeth Whitening Remedies

What are the Best Teeth Whitening Remedies? The quest for bright white teeth continues. Today, people use almost any means to get them. Use an at-home, all-natural recipe to a whiter smile? Sure. Activated charcoal? Why not? Over-the-counter options?...

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Oral Hygiene and Overbrushing Your Teeth

Are you Overbrushing Your Teeth? When it comes to brushing teeth, most people believe they have the basics down because they have been brushing since they were children. They know brushing and flossing will help fight plaque and protect them against...

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How Soon Should You Start Child Dental Care?

Children's Dental Care The high levels of tooth decay in children are shocking. Due to sugar-laden diets and parents’ complacency, children as young as three years old are receiving more invasive dental procedures. In the most extreme cases, all 20 primary...

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Do You Need an Emergency Dental Appointment?

Do you need an Emergency Dental Appointment? Dental emergencies are a common occurrence. While Americans place an emphasis on dental health — we spend approximately $775 million on toothbrushes each year — sometimes dental complications occur that we can’t...

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Debunking Four Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry

Common Myths About Cosmetic Dentistry Studies show that Americans are spending an astonishing $775 million on toothbrushes every single year. If that seems like a lot, realize that experts recommend you replace your toothbrush at least three or four times...

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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry and How Can it Benefit You

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? Before the advent of today’s go-anywhere communication devices, medical doctors were forced to rely on pagers to alert them to emergency developments with their patients. These emergency doctors, through split-second medical...

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5 Tips for Naturally Fresher Breath

Steps for Naturally Fresher Breath Talking about your breath can be a sensitive subject. At Mint Dental we want our patients to know that they can talk to us about whatever dental concerns they have, without having to feel uncomfortable. Your breath speaks...

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Recovering after a Tooth Extraction

Steps to a Smooth Recovery after a Tooth Extraction Losing a tooth isn’t fun, but it can be a positive experience when you take the care and necessary steps to caring for your dental extraction site so that it can heal properly. After tooth extraction pain...

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Oral Cancer Screenings

Why Are Oral Cancer Screenings Important? It’s not just smokers and people that drink alcohol who are at risk for developing oral cancer. New studies show that people in their 20s and 30s are more at risk than ever, partly due to HPV, the virus that also...

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