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We use dental radiographs, or X-rays, in the dental exams of children of all ages, because many problems with the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen by the naked eye. X-rays can reveal:
  • Small areas of decay between teeth
  • Deep cavities
  • Infections in the jawbones
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Cavity repair
  • Developmental abnormalities

The specific kind of X-rays we use in our pediatric dental practice is digital X-rays, which are not only more comfortable and accurate than conventional X-rays but also faster and better for the environment, too. With no sharp X-ray film and no lengthy chemical processing required, the images are available on our computer screen within seconds. Studies have also found that digital X-rays emit up to 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays!

Healthy eating habits lead to healthy teeth. Like the rest of the body, the teeth, bones, and soft tissues of the mouth need a well-balanced diet. Children should eat a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, and dairy. Most snacks that children eat contain various sugars that can lead to cavity formation. The more often a child snacks, the greater the chance for tooth decay. A diet high in sugar and starches may place your child at higher risk for tooth decay. If your child snacks, choose nutritious foods such as vegetables, low-fat yogurt, and low-fat cheese, which are healthier and better for children’s teeth.

The American Orthodontic Society recommends that children have an evaluation by an orthodontist around the age of 6 or 7. Early evaluation can help prevent potential problems. The earlier issues are diagnosed, the more conservatively they can be treated, which can save you money and save your child from more extensive dental treatment in the future. The more severe the growth and alignment problems, the earlier an orthodontist should be consulted.

We understand that sometimes emergencies happen. If your child should require emergency treatment during office hours we will make every effort to treat them in a timely fashion. After hours the doctor can be reached using the emergency number given below. 907-336-1234

Location

3340 Providence Dr Suite #A552, Anchorage, AK 99508

Office Hours

MON - THU 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (907) 336-1234