Believe it or not plaque can rear its ugly head in any Anchorage mouth – even yours – no matter how meticulous you try to be. If you have deep grooves, watch out. If you have a receding gum line, watch out. If you are a candy-loving Anchorage resident with the proverbial sweet tooth, watch out.

The plaque process goes something like this:
Bacteria naturally occurs in the mouth, always will. Bacteria will try to colonize on the smooth surfaces of your teeth. At first, it will be soft enough to be removed with a fingernail. After 48 hours, it will start to harden. Give it 10 days and it will be that substance most difficult to remove, tartar. (See picture.) This bacteria will feed on sugars and produce acid that will eat away the tissues of the tooth and lead to cavities. Cavities will originate on the surface and spread on and through the tooth. The best way to deal with plaque is to have a consistent removal process, i.e. regular daily brushing and flossing after eating and even sleeping.

A fabulous smile with fabulous teeth isn’t always the reality for Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, and Southern Alaska folks. Trying to improve your appearance and to present a clean, tidy, well-groomed face can be a challenge. We encourage everyone in the Eagle River area to consider the extensive benefits of a smile makeover. Dental restoration can be pricey but the truth of just how much it will cost for veneers, braces, dental implants and even teeth whitening may surprise you. At our Anchorage cosmetic dentistry office you can expect to learn about dental implants, porcelain veneers, Invisalign invisible braces, teeth whitening, sedation dentistry and any number of other dental services. We specialize in cosmetic dentistry and find that our Anchorage dental patients come to us for restoring smiles often.

Excellence In Dentistry
prides itself in serving the Anchorage area since 1987. We find that our cosmetic dental patients will make it over to 1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101 from Wasilla, Palmer, and Southern Alaska. Sometimes we might even see friends from Eagle River make the short drive. Let us improve your smile. Call (907) 349-0022 to schedule a consultation.

Hurry before that plaque hardens and turns to tartar!


Kirk Johnson
Excellence In Dentistry
1000 Omalley Rd, Ste 101
Anchorage, Alaska zip code 99515
(907) 349-0022