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connection between the act of smiling and the feeling of happiness
February 7, 2018

How Smiling Causes Happiness

At Fairbanks Family Dental we’ve got a great reason for taking care of your teeth; happiness. A scientific study done in the late 1980s established a direct connection between the act of smiling and the feeling of happiness. As your dentist, we want you to...

care for a child's dental needs
January 31, 2018

Keys to a Child’s Dental Health

For adults, dental health is pretty straight forward. We know good hygiene means brushing our teeth at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each time and flossing at least once a day. We understand the value of visiting the dentist at...

dentist approved choices on Valentine's Day
January 29, 2018

Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Day Smile

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and we all know what that means—sweet treats galore! While this is a fun holiday to celebrate and enjoy the love of those around us, many Valentine’s Day events involve sweet treats or alcoholic drinks that are not dental-friendly. At...

Fluoride May Be the Key to Repairing and Maintaining Your Teeth
January 18, 2018

Fluoride May Be the Key to Repairing and Maintaining Your Teeth

Did you know that fluoride may be the key to repairing and maintaining your teeth? Fluoride naturally fights off the breakdown of your enamel by making teeth more resistant to the presence of acids and sugars in your mouth. Your teeth undergo two processes, demineralization...

Damage to Your Teeth May Require a Dental Extraction
January 13, 2018

Damage to Your Teeth May Require a Dental Extraction

While Fairbanks Family Dental Care attempts to use the least invasive techniques, occasionally, the damage to your teeth may require a dental extraction. An extraction is simply removing the damaged tooth to prevent further pain and infection. Extractions can be necessary for a number of...

Regular Dental Cleanings Can Reduce Risk of Pneumonia
December 20, 2017

Regular Dental Cleanings Can Reduce Risk of Pneumonia

Did you know that regular dental check-ups can reduce your risk of pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs that causes inflammation of the small air sacs, called alveoli. The most common form of pneumonia is caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses being inhaled...

Flossing as Preventative Dental Care
December 19, 2017

Flossing as Preventative Dental Care

Have you ever wondered why flossing is so crucial to your dental health? If you only brush, you miss roughly 35% of the surface of your teeth. According to Colgate, 20% of Americans do not floss at all and only about 4 in 10 Americans...

Dentures Offered by Fairbanks Family Dental
December 13, 2017

Dentures Offered By Fairbanks Family Dental

For patients who are looking for a solution to their missing teeth, dentures are an excellent option. Dentures are intended to replace multiple teeth in a row or the entire top and/or bottom row of teeth. While dental implants may be a solution for clients...

Teeth Whitening in Fairbanks, Alaska
December 12, 2017

Teeth Whitening in Fairbanks, Alaska

Many people who want a brighter, healthier smile find that typical mouthwashes and toothpastes are not enough to keep their teeth as white as they would prefer. Some at-home whitening products can actually damage teeth and may reduce the strength of the enamel. At Fairbanks...