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Kenai River Marathon in Soldotna

Kenai River Marathon in Soldotna

For a truly healthy body and mind, the body needs proper nutrition, plenty of water, teeth cleanings, and a consistent exercise routine. Exercising daily is not only great for your physical health, but it also impacts your dental health and improves your mental health. Stress relief is another good reason to exercise, since exercise combats stress that affects both overall health and dental health. The endorphins produced from physical activity help alleviate tension and keep you healthy. And with Summer coming to an end here in Soldotna, the weather outside is absolutely perfect for jogging, running, and walking outdoors. That’s...

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Tooth Restoration Using Crowns or Dental Fillings in Soldotna

Tooth Restoration Using Crowns or Dental Fillings in Soldotna

At Peninsula Family Dental Center, we always opt for the least invasive dental procedure and treatment for affected teeth. If at all possible, we’ll try to repair and restore an existing tooth, rather than completely removing it as a last resort. If it’s your first time to experience dental restoration of a damaged tooth, you may be wondering about which procedure will work best for you. So, let’s take a more thorough look at two of the more common restorations by examining tooth restoration using crowns or dental fillings in Soldotna.   What are Crowns and Fillings? Dental crowns are formed by...

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stress-free dental tips for the upcoming school year

Stress Free Dental Tips for the Upcoming School Year

With Summer coming to a close and the school year speedily approaching, parents are stocking up on school supplies in preparation. At Peninsula Family Dental Center, serving Soldotna, Alaska, we have our own families with kids going back to school, and we know how much thought is put into what our children will need for each class and every sporting event or outdoor activity they may participate in. Simply put, it can be a highly stressful season, especially when you add on top of that your children's dental health for the next school year. To make things a little easier...

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what weakens the enamel on your teeth

What Weakens the Enamel on Your Teeth?

It’s common to hear TV commercials about toothpaste and mouthwash advertising how to keep enamel strong, but we’ve noticed that none of these ads actually tell you what’s causing harm to your teeth to begin with. At Peninsula Family Dental Center, we provide excellent cleaning services and dental procedures for our patients, but we also believe that education is an essential step toward keeping our patients healthy and happy. That’s why we’d love to share some facts about what weakens the enamel on your teeth. What Weakens the Enamel on Your Teeth? Soft drinks, sports drinks, and juices. These beverages,...

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4 Signs That Indicate Healthy Teeth and Gums

4 Signs That Indicate Healthy Teeth and Gums

You’re rather faithful with your dental hygiene. You schedule regular dental cleanings, you floss daily and brush twice each day. You would expect to have a healthy mouth. But how do you know for certain that all is well with your teeth and gums? Naturally, seeing a dentist is the best way to confirm that your oral cavity is A-OK, but there are indicators you can check for when you’re at home. This week, Peninsula Family Dental Center would like to explain the 4 signs that indicate healthy teeth and gums. What Are the 4 Signs that Indicate Healthy Teeth...

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dental bruxism

What is Bruxism?

Some dental problems can be caused by a slow, silent destroyer called Bruxism. You may not even be aware of it, since it often does its damage at night, while you’re in dream land. Fortunately, bruxism can be treated, and its damage can be brought to a halt by using a relatively simple solution. At our Peninsula Family Dental Care office, we’ve helped many patients alleviate dental bruxism  So, what is this destroyer, and how does it do harm to our teeth? What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It can cause tooth sensitivity, chipping of teeth,...

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Why Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

Why Tooth Extraction May Be Necessary

At Peninsula Family Dental Center, when working with you to heal and preserve your teeth, we try to practice the least invasive procedure possible. We’re often able to achieve restoration of existing teeth through procedures like dental fillings or dental crowns. But occasionally, there is too much damage, decay, or infection for us to save a tooth. That’s when extraction occurs. Here are a few reasons for why tooth extraction may be necessary. Why Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary? As mentioned previously, sometimes dentists aren’t able to use standard methods such as fillings or crowns to restore a tooth, and the...

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Options for Treating Tooth Loss For Our Soldotna Patients

Options for Treating Tooth Loss For Our Soldotna Patients

Tooth loss can occur throughout the different ages of our lives. For children, it’s a natural way to make room for adult teeth. But what if an adult experiences tooth loss? When an adult loses a tooth, it can be a difficult experience. Tooth loss can occur from trauma, such as playing sports without a sports guard, or as the result of an accident. Or, tooth loss can happen as a result of periodontitis (gum disease), poor dental habits, or for a number of other reasons. Whatever the reason, at Peninsula Family Dental Center, we have options for treating tooth...

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The Duties and Goals of Dental Hygienists

The Duties and Goals of Dental Hygienists

At Peninsula Family Dental Center, we have a tremendous dental team that works well together. Our staff members come to us with some of the best training and experience in today’s dental industry. We work hard to make your visit to our office a positive experience that leaves you feeling secure and confident about the care you’ve received. In this week’s blog post we’d like to highlight our dental hygienist and share with you a little bit about the duties and goals of dental hygienists in general. What is a Dental Hygienist? While responsibilities of hygienists in America can vary from...

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Soldotna is Full of Family-Friendly Events Over the Summer

Soldotna Wednesday Market

Are you looking for a fun summer activity to enjoy this year with the whole family? At Peninsula Family Dental Center, we enjoy the various activities available for the community, and we enjoy sharing them with you. Soldotna is full of family-friendly events over the warm summer months, and one regular event that is chock full of healthy goodness is the Soldotna Wednesday Market. It’s got fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as  plenty of other items and vendors, and it even as live music! Soldotna Wednesday Market What: Come out to Soldotna Creek Park with the whole family to enjoy a...

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