Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups... Read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and... Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Basics of Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatments can be used to help you keep your natural tooth after the inside pulp of your tooth has become infected. The root canal therapy is a great long-term option for helping remove discomfort while allowing you to keep your tooth. Our dentists, Dr. F. Todd Wortham and... Read more »

A New Cavity in a Chipped Tooth Needs Treatment

When a tooth’s enamel layer is chipped or fractured the compromised area might not cause any discomfort or sensitivity. However, you shouldn’t let this lull you into forgoing professional treatment. As time goes on the minute textures in the compromised area of tooth enamel could start to trap food particles... Read more »

Dental Veneers Mimic the Appearance of Naturally White Tooth Enamel

Many people feel that a bright, white smile helps embolden their sense of the self-confidence. At the same time, something as simple as chronic dental stains and other minor cosmetic imperfections can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile’s appearance. Fortunately, people living in the Valdez, Alaska, area can always... Read more »

Content Smiles: Cold and Flu Season

To help improve your overall oral health, you will need to make sure that you're always implementing safe and effective oral hygiene plans every single day, which couldn't be truer than when you find yourself ill. Oftentimes, decreased energy levels flatten people when they're sick, which often means they find... Read more »