The Avenue Dental Blog

The Most Commonly Asked Questions Our Orthodontists Receive

Many first-time orthodontic patients have questions about the different orthodontic options and how their treatment will impact their oral health. Here are 10 commonly asked questions our Fort St. John dentists have received from patients.

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TMJ: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of your body’s most complex joints and can experience issues leading to discomfort, headaches and other symptoms. Here, our Fort St. John dentists explain three main types of TMJ disorders (TMD), symptoms and treatment options.

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Adults, Braces & Other Orthodontic Treatment Options

Recent developments in orthodontic technology and treatment options have motivated increasing numbers of adults to seek treatment for their orthodontic issues. Our Fort St. John dentists explain the ins and outs of adult braces and other treatment options.

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What will happen during my child’s dental appointment?

What will happen during my child’s dental appointment?

Children’s dental appointments involve many of the same elements as adults’ dental appointment, but there are a few differences. Here, our St. John dentists discuss what to expect during your child’s dental appointment.

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I’m nervous about visiting the dentist. What are my options?

I’m nervous about visiting the dentist. What are my options?

If you feel nervous about visiting the dentist, the team at Alaska Avenue Dental in Fort St. John can help. We offer a variety of sedation options for anxious patients.

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 Do clear braces like Invisalign® work as well as metal braces?

 Do clear braces like Invisalign® work as well as metal braces?

Both metal braces and clear Invisalign® aligners are proven effective orthodontic treatment options. Our Fort St. John dentists explain what the differences between the two options are, and offer some tips for determining which is right for you.

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What are the components of a good brushing and flossing routine?

What are the components of a good brushing and flossing routine?

The effectiveness of your dental hygiene routine depends on more than brushing and flossing your teeth. To maintain your oral health and keep your teeth and gums disease-free, follow the steps outlined by our Fort St. John dentists below.

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What is the difference between dental implants and dental bridges?

What is the difference between dental implants and dental bridges?

Dental bridges and dental implants are both fixed replacements for missing teeth. Our Fort St. John dentists will help you choose the option that’s appropriate for your unique needs.

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Emergency & Same-Day Appointment Booking

Emergency & Same-Day Appointment Booking

At Alaska Avenue Dental Clinic, we know that oral health problems and injuries don’t always occur when we expect them to. That’s why our dentists offer same-day and emergency appointment bookings for our Fort St. John patients.

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The Importance of Following Up After Diagnosis

The Importance of Following Up After Diagnosis

If your dentist diagnoses a dental health problem, or a developing problem, it is of utmost importance that you have it address as soon as you can, so that it doesn’t have an opportunity to worsen.

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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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