The Avenue Dental Blog

In our dental health blogs you will find tips and advice from our Fort St. John dentists and team to help keep your smile healthy and happy.


Metal or clear braces?

Trying to decide between metal braces, clear (ceramic) braces and clear aligners? The best option for your smile will depend on a number of factors. Our Fort St. John dentists explain why these options, along with clear aligners, are so hotly debated.

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Dental Appliances Can Help You With Sleep Apnea

Sleep is essential to your health and wellbeing, and sleep disorders can seriously impact physical health. There are dental appliances available to help treat sleep apnea, and today our [SITEWIDE-LOCATION] dentists explain the options.

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Worried About Paying for Orthodontics? Here's What You Can Do

At Alaska Avenue Dental, we don’t want cost to be a barrier to receiving orthodontic treatment. Here are some ideas from our Fort St. John dentists to help you get an idea of how to plan for the cost of braces and other orthodontic treatment options.

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How to Know if You are Having a Dental Emergency or Not

Dental emergencies happen to many people, often resulting from an injury or an underlying oral health condition. Our Fort St. John dentists share advice on how to know if your dental issue is an emergency, and what to do.

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What Is Orthodontics, Anyway?

You’ve heard the word 'orthodontics', but what does it mean, and how can an orthodontist help you? Today, our Fort St. John orthodontists explain the basics of this field of dentistry.

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How to Avoid Needing a Root Canal

While a root canal is an effective way to treat an infected tooth, it's always best to avoid needing one in the first place! We believe prevention is the first line of defence. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain how you can avoid needing a root canal.

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Life After Braces & What to Watch Out For

At last it's time for your braces to come off! Congratulations – but there are some things you should know post-treatment. Here are a few pointers from our Fort St. John dentists on what you can expect from life after braces.

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How To Tell If You Need a Dental Filling

Dental fillings can often be used to restore a tooth with a cavity, but there are different types of fillings that can be used to get the job done. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain why you'd need a filling, and the different types of fillings to consider. 

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7 Tips on How to Keep Your Retainer Clean & Fresh

You’ve made it through months or years of wearing braces, and you’ve received your retainer. It's an exciting time! Now all you need to do is wear your retainer and maintain it properly. But how? Our Fort St. John dentists explain.

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Why Does My Tooth Hurt? 5 Possible Answers

If tooth or gum pain is plaguing you, contact your dentist immediately to schedule an appointment. In this post, our Fort St. John dentists explain some possible reasons for your pain and what you can do until you get to the dentist.

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Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care

At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, you believe you need a filling or crown, or you or your children may need orthdontic care, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.

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Tips for a Healthy Smile from the Alaska Avenue Dental Team

Testimonials, Alaska Avenue Dental, Fort St. John, BC

  • Sugar plays a big role in the development of cavities. Avoid foods with 'hidden' sugars, like crackers, processed food, and milk. Brushing twice daily, swishing with water or chewing sugarless gum after meals can reduce the harmful of effect sugar on your teeth.
    - Terri, Hygienist

Looking for a healthier smile? Contact the Alaska Avenue Dental team today!

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