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Effects of Vaping on Your Dental Health

Our dental health can be impacted positively or negatively by our lifestyle and pleasures. Habits like smoking and vaping cause health issues that affect our lives and our future. Problems such as bad breath, plaque, gum disease, yellowing teeth, bone loss, slow healing, and an increased risk of oral cancer can be issues that result…

Why Are My Gums Swollen? 10 Causes of Gum Inflammation and Pain

Do you have healthy gums? If so, they should be pink, firm, and mostly pain-free. However, if your gums appear swollen and red, are bleeding, or are painful, you might have a dental health problem or something else that affects your gums. Are you wondering, “Why are my gums swollen?” Set up an appointment at…

Is Periodontal Disease Genetic? Here’s What the Science Shows

Periodontal disease affects about 47.2% of adults aged 30 years or older in various ways. If and when it’s not treated properly, this condition can quickly turn into tragic tooth and bone loss. Not only is it detrimental to your mouth but also your overall health. And genetics factors into the equation. When you’re concerned…

How a Holistic Dentist in Anchorage Can Help You Achieve a Beautiful Smile

As they say, “a smile is worth a thousand words!” A smile can communicate our expressions, viewpoint on life, and outlook on not only today but tomorrow. The happiness we have produces joy and rewards in the lives of not only ourselves but others. However, what can you do today if your teeth need cosmetic…

What Does a Dentist Do To Help With Sleep Apnea?

The importance of a proper night’s rest is essential to our body’s strong mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. A recent Gallup survey states that, “only one-third of Americans report getting high-quality sleep. A third of adults said their sleep the previous night was either fair or poor.” In other words, 84 million people in America…

5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Holistic Dentist in Anchorage

Finding the right dentist for your oral care is essential for getting the smile of your dreams and maintaining great oral hygiene. And although there are many options for dental care that you can choose from, you need to find one that fits your natural Alaskan lifestyle.  When it comes to your health, you should…

Welcome to Dr. Amanda Waddle!

We’re very excited to welcome Amanda Waddle, DDS, to our team at Health Centered Dentistry! Dr. Amanda Waddle is Anchorage, Alaska, born and raised and is a familiar face for some of our patients. A third generation 2012 graduate of West High School, she pursued an Exercise Science major and French minor, graduating from Montana…

Why the pH Level of Your Saliva Is Important for Your Dental Health

It can be overwhelming how much you have to do to maintain the health of your body. However, it can be a great way to avoid health problems that could occur with time. One way that you can maintain your health is through your pH levels.  Saliva with a too acidic pH can cause enamel…