Healthy Teeth for Life: 10 Tips for Families

Avoid toothaches, cavities, and gum disease with these tips to keep teeth healthy from childhood through old age.

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Keeping our teeth strong and healthy is an important task we need to stay on top of. This article gives some great simple ways to keep your teeth strong and healthy from your childhood into your later years in life.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Difference Between DDS and DMD – American Dental Association

The DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) and DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) are the same accredited dental degrees used by dentists. Learn more about these doctors of oral health.

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Ever wonder about the meaning of your doctors title and if it is different then other doctors? Check out this video to learn a little more about what doctor you are going to and what their titles mean.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Summer Dental Hygiene Tips – American Dental Association

3 Tips for Healthy Summer Smiles

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Summer is just about here and we want to make sure you and your kids stay healthy and keep your teeth clean. Check out this article on three ways to prevent summertime tooth decay.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Chewing Gum – American Dental Association

Learn the benefits of chewing sugarless gum which can help prevent tooth decay and teeth cavities and increase saliva. Be sure to look for chewing gum that carries The ADA Seal.

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Chewing gum should not be a substitute for brushing and flossing, however there are some added health benefits to it. To learn more about this, check out the video and take a look at the article above.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross – Everyday Health

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day, but what happens if you don’t?

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Brushing your teeth is the only effective way to remove plaque build up and if you are not brushing before you go to bed, you are allowing a significant amount of time for plaque to surface. Check out this article and find out more why brushing your teeth, especially before bed, is so important.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com

Coping with Dental Anxiety – American Dental Association

Scared of going to the dentist? Here are three strategies to try to make your next dental visit a positive experience.

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If you ever fear going to the dentist you are not alone, however as dentists we are here to help you cope with your dental anxiety. Take a look at this article and see some ways in which you can take steps into coping with dental anxiety as well.

Dr. Ryan Ersland
Ersland Family Dental
www.anchoragedentist.com