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Investing In Oral Wellness: A Focus on Preventive Dentistry

  • Save time at the dentist with proactive care
  • Ensure long-term well-being with preventive measures
  • Preserve natural teeth for optimal functionality
  • Improve overall health by prioritizing oral hygiene
  • Boost self-esteem with a fresh, beautiful smile
  • Healthy Smile, Happy You

    Your Preventative Dental Options In Anchorage
    Preventative Dentistry is quite simply the practice of proactively caring for your teeth to keep them healthy and looking their best. This means taking basic care of your teeth and gums to avoid cavity, gum disease, enamel loss, gingivitis, and more. While there are many forms of preventive dentistry such as daily brushing and the use of floss and mouthwash to maintain optimal health, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visits to the dentist at regular intervals as determined by your dentist. Preventative dentistry focuses on being proactive, taking steps before issues emerge to keep your teeth clean, strong and looking their best.’
    Preventative dental care is the cornerstone of Delaney Park Dental. This is because it is the best way to keep your mouth healthy and prevent future issues. Our very own Dr. Miles went in for a preventative care visit when he was 21 in which they discovered the presence of a tumor in his jaw. His personal experience is what has motivated him to educate the importance of preventative dental care to his community.

    Affordable Preventative Dentistry

    How Preventative Dentistry Can Save You Money
    Poor dental hygiene can cost you, both health-wise and financially. The costs associated with not taking care of your teeth can add up quickly, even with the supplemental support of dental insurance. While preventative measures cannot eliminate the need for corrective dental procedures, they can go a long way to reduce the potential of requiring them. Some of the most common dental procedure required due to a lack of preventative dentistry include:

    Composite Veneers

    Root canal treatment is used to repair infected teeth. The canals in the root of the tooth are cleaned out and sealed. The average cost of a root canal varies based on which tooth is infected and what part of the country you reside in, but these are some ballpark figures to give you an idea:

    Dental Crowns

    Dental crowns are often used following a root canal. They protect teeth that have been chipped or broken. Crowns are often made out of ceramic or metal and can range in price anywhere from $900 all the way up to $1,700 in special cases.

    Dental Fillings and Repairs

    Dental fillings, also called tooth fillings or cavity fillings are used as a restorative dental procedure to restore parts of the tooth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Dental fillings on average can cost anywhere from $125-$400.

    Tooth Extraction

    Tooth extraction involves the removal of the tooth right from its socket. Teeth can be extracted if they are badly decayed or damaged due to trauma.

    Proactive Dental Care

    Why Being Proactive With Your Dental Health is the Best Strategy
    Aside from the costs of treating dental problems and issues, investing time and energy in being proactive will help reduce your need for dental visits and any time spent in the dentist’s chair. While it is impossible to avoid visiting the dentist entirely, the use and practice of preventative dentistry is a sure-fire way to give yourself a lifetime of healthy gums and teeth.
    The best time to start becoming proactive about your dental health was when your teeth first began to come in, but even if you’ve spent a lifetime not being proactive about your dental health, there’s no time like the present. Investing in a quality toothbrush, flossing and checkups with your dentist are crucial to regaining dental health and wellness. There is no such thing as “being too late” to start taking care of your teeth. For parents, teaching their children about dental hygiene and the importance of brushing and flossing will not only set them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles and teeth but also reduce the risk for tooth decay and gum disease later in life. Not only will their teeth thank you, but their wallets will as well.
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    Smile Brighter Tomorrow: Embrace Preventive Dentistry Today!

    Unlock a lifetime of healthy smiles with our comprehensive preventive dentistry services. From routine cleanings to personalized oral care plans, our team is committed to safeguarding your dental well-being.

    Preventive Dentistry

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Explore essential Preventive Dentistry FAQs, demystifying oral health. Learn why regular check-ups matter, discover effective home care, and understand the significance of preventive measures in maintaining a vibrant smile.

    Why is preventive dentistry important?

    Preventive dentistry helps maintain oral health by preventing dental issues before they become serious. Regular check-ups, cleanings, and practices like fluoride treatment and sealants can significantly reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral problems.
    We recommend visiting Delaney Dental Park every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary based on individual needs and oral health conditions. Our team will assess your situation and provide personalized recommendations to ensure optimal preventive care.
    At Delaney Dental Park, we provide a range of preventive treatments including professional cleanings, fluoride applications, dental sealants, and comprehensive oral exams. These interventions are designed to protect your teeth and gums, preventing decay, cavities, and other dental issues.
    Absolutely! Preventive dentistry is essential for patients of all ages, from children to seniors. Early intervention and consistent preventive care can establish lifelong oral health habits and mitigate the risk of dental problems at every stage of life.
    In addition to regular dental visits, maintaining good oral hygiene at home is crucial for preventive care. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, using fluoride toothpaste, and following a balanced diet can help prevent plaque buildup and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
    Many dental insurance plans cover preventive treatments like routine cleanings, exams, and some preventive procedures. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Our team at Delaney Dental Park can assist you in maximizing your insurance benefits for preventive care.
    We understand that dental anxiety is common and can deter patients from seeking preventive care. At Delaney Dental Park, we prioritize patient comfort and offer various amenities and sedation options to help you relax during your visit. Our compassionate team will work with you to address any concerns and ensure a positive experience.
    Yes, preventive dentistry plays a crucial role in addressing bad breath (halitosis). Regular dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, which are common causes of bad breath. Additionally, our team can provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices and recommend products to freshen breath and maintain oral health.
    Yes, fluoride treatment is safe and effective for children when administered in appropriate doses by dental professionals. Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities, making it an essential preventive measure for children’s dental health. Our team at Delaney Dental Park ensures safe and tailored fluoride treatments for pediatric patients.
    Scheduling a preventive dentistry appointment at Delaney Dental Park is easy! You can call our office at [phone number] or conveniently book online through our website. Our friendly staff will assist you in selecting a convenient appointment time and answer any questions you may have about our preventive dental services.

    Meet Dr. Todd Miles

    Your Trusted Anchorage Doctor

    When it comes to your oral health, you deserve the very best care from a highly skilled professional. Meet our dedicated dentist, Dr. Todd Miles, whose exceptional background and commitment to excellence ensure that your smile receives the attention it deserves.

    Todd Miles, DDS

    Dental Implant Specialist

    Dr. Todd Miles is a dedicated dentist passionate about providing exceptional dental care to his patients in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned his dental degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry and further honed his skills through a prestigious General Practice Residency at the VA Medical Center. This rigorous program equipped Dr. Miles with advanced expertise in complex procedures like implants, sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, dentures, and full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Miles prioritizes clear communication, ensuring his patients understand all treatment options before making informed decisions.

    In his free time, Dr. Miles enjoys an active lifestyle filled with golfing, skiing, and spending quality time with his family.

    Captivating Transformations

    Before & After Smile Gallery
    Witness the captivating Smile Gallery at Delaney Park Dental, where you’ll find a collection of radiant smiles that exude happiness and confidence. These transformative dental experiences reflect our commitment to enhancing your oral health and overall well-being.

    Locating Our Office

    Come and Visit Us
    We invite you to dive into the inspiring narratives and journeys of our cherished patients here at Delaney Park Dental. Join us in celebrating the transformations we’ve accomplished together. Let’s explore!
    Transformative Stories

    Our Patients Say It Best

    Explore the heartfelt stories and experiences of our valued patients at Delaney Park Dental. Discover how our dental care has transformed smiles and lives, straight from the words of those who’ve entrusted us with their oral health.

    I am not even a patient I have just been looking at photos of the work they do and I have to say it’s beautiful and so natural looking! Really top notch! They are not in network for my FedVip MetLife but I really wish they were as I have extensive work needed and would love results like they provide.

    Anthony Bonura

    3 weeks ago
    Dr. Miles & his staff deserve so much more than 5 stars!! I was in need of a full set of dental implants & was only in ANC for 3 days. Dr.Miles & his staff went above & beyond to help me in such a short time 🙂 I couldn’t thank them enough for all their hard work, efforts & overall kindness! I highly recommend Dr. Miles & Delaney Park Dental – Alaska is very lucky to have them ❤️

    Melanie Newton

    3 weeks ago
    Thank you to your team For listening and being courteous when I was having difficulties with navigating my dental insurance last year. Thank you for taking care of my and my husband’s Dental health over the past several years. I have recommended your practice to several friends. A special shout out to Nicole who takes extra care when cleaning my teeth and always meets me with a smile.

    Kristin Stadsklev

    3 weeks ago
    Kelly is amazing! She is friendly and engaging as she does a very thorough cleaning. She also has a way of encouraging me to improve my daily routine without being degrading. Kelly, thank you!!!!

    Dave Wallace

    3 weeks ago
    I was nervous to commit to a new dentist for work I needed done representing a significant out of pocket financial investment. There are a lot of providers in Anchorage who offer the same service and aside from online reviews it can be difficult to vet them with confidence. After making a few calls and speaking to different practices I decided on Delaney Dental based on the quality of consultation and the price. I couldn’t be more pleased with Dr. Miles and his staff. They were kind, non-judgemental, and professional. Everyone was responsive to my questions and requests over the 5 month treatment plan period and I’m very happy with the final outcome. Highly recommend.

    Timothy Robinson

    2 months ago
    Delaney Dental took over Greg Stone’s practice several years ago. I am as happy, if not more, with Delaney as I was for 30+ years with Stone’s office! Fabulous staff, caring professionals, and I feel welcome and appreciated as a patient. Thanks Doc Miles and Team! Special shout outs to Kelly, my outstanding hygienist, and Colleen, who hails from Stone’s practice! You guys rock!!

    Shannon Vivian

    2 months ago

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