Anchorage, Alaska

Family First Dentistry

Where Friends and Smiles Are Created!

Family First Dentistry

4050 Lake Otis Pkwy, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99508
907-562-2820
Family First Dentistry, Family Dentists, Health and Beauty, Anchorage, Alaska

Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska, takes family dentistry to the next level. As the area’s leading dental service provider, they focus on ensuring every patient who enters their practice is comfortable, perfectly cared for, and confident that they are receiving top-notch care. That commitment starts with staffing who are experienced dental professionals and investing in the latest technology. To save patients precious time, they even offer same-day crowns. Using the CAD/CAM restoration system, the friendly dental team at Family First Dentistry can create a stunning, perfectly fitting porcelain crown in a day’s time.

Beyond staffing great dentists and dental hygienists, Family First Dentistry cares about offering patients convenience. There are a million excuses to put off your much-needed teeth cleanings and oral health appointments, so the team at Family First Dentistry ensures your experience is seamless, fast and easy. They are flexible with appointments and welcome walk-ins or emergency dental needs. Their dental practice is handicap accessible and offers free parking. Plus, if you are in a financial bind, Family First Dentistry is happy to work with you on a flexible financial plan that makes sense for your bank account and your oral health needs.

If you live in the Anchorage, Alaska, area and you’re looking for a dental care provider that goes above and beyond for every patient, call Family First Dentistry today at (907) 562-2820 to schedule your next appointment. Whether you need an emergency dentist or a cosmetic dentistry expert who can help with your dental implants and crowns, you’ll be in excellent hands. Find out more about their commitment to patient happiness on their comprehensive website

Announcements & Events from Family First Dentistry
4 FAQ About Sedation Dentistry, Anchorage, Alaska
For many adults, even the thought of a dentist appointment induces anxiety. And unfortunately, many people react to this fear by avoiding seeing an oral health care professional enti...read more
5 Reasons for Receding Gums & How Teeth Cleaning Helps, Anchorage, Alaska
Receding gums cause numerous dental problems, from opening up pockets that collect bacteria to accelerating the development of cavities. The condition has several causes an...read more
The Do's & Don'ts After a Teeth Whitening Treatment, Anchorage, Alaska
If you’d like a brighter, more beautiful smile, a teeth whitening treatment is an excellent way to obtain one. For the best results, invest in professional work, rather tha...read more
What Does the Teeth Whitening Treatment Involve?, Anchorage, Alaska
Regular dental visits, brushing, and flossing are all good habits that ensure you maintain a healthy smile. However, even those who are diligent about caring for their teeth experien...read more
5 Smart Tips for Reducing Teeth Sensitivity, Anchorage, Alaska
It’s normal to feel a sharp sting of sensitivity in your teeth if you’re eating ice cream. However, some people deal with the condition regularly. The issue usually occurs when&...read more
After a regular check-up or an emergency dentist visit, you may discover you have a cavity. As a solution, dentists often provide one of two filling options: composite (white) and am...read more
In small amounts, certain alcoholic beverages, like red wine, can have health benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), moderate to heavy drinkers are those who h...read more
Though many are aware that children with crooked teeth benefit by getting braces, the treatment is advantageous to people of all ages. If alignment issues are left unaddressed, ...read more
Dental care begins with the eruption of a child’s first baby tooth. To ensure strong teeth and healthy gums throughout one’s life, it’s important to address changing dental needs at ...read more
A temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, refers to a condition that affects the joints and muscles connecting the jaw. The dental care team at Family First Dentistry in Ancho...read more
Adjusting your teeth positioning through orthodontic care will help you achieve a perfect smile, and there are many options to choose from depending on your needs and preference...read more
Gum recession is an issue that few people notice before their dentist points it out to them at a biannual teeth cleaning appointment. Sometimes the gums recede natural...read more
When you have an infected or damaged tooth, you may need to find an emergency dentist to perform an immediate tooth extraction. Once this procedure is completed, it’s important ...read more
The dentist’s job is to help you preserve a healthy smile. If they recommend a tooth extraction, it’s for a good reason. Failure to remove damaged teeth can lead to serious problems,...read more
Along with providing essential services like teeth cleanings, your dental team can also provide information on how your general health impacts oral health. For instance, did you know...read more
Although they’re commonly thought of as being problematic, for some people, wisdom teeth don’t cause any issues. For others, however, they result in pain, swelling, and a host of oth...read more
Whether you have a broken tooth, need a large filling, or have had a root canal, the exposed tooth interior needs to be covered with a crown to protect it and restore function. One o...read more
You’ve been told all your life how important it is to schedule teeth cleanings every six months. However, what you may not realize is that seeing your dentist on a regular basis isn’...read more
During your next teeth cleaning, take the opportunity to ask the dentist which products you should buy to keep your smile in great shape. In particular, find out which toothpaste is ...read more
Do you or a loved one you know live with diabetes? If so, there is a strong correlation between this disease and your dental health you might not know about. Far beyond general teeth...read more
As your child is growing, you may have different concerns about their developing teeth. While it’s important to schedule regular exams and teeth cleanings for them, parents may be un...read more
Whether you chip a tooth or need a root canal, dental crowns are one of the best ways to restore the look and strength of your smile. However, the long process of making these p...read more
When it comes to the health and appearance of your teeth, details matter, which is why Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK focuses on an uncompromising approa...read more
Whether due to injury, decay, or overcrowding, sometimes a dentist must extract hazardous teeth from the mouth. When it happens, the dentist will need to perform either a simple or s...read more
With the holiday season comes a plethora of parties and get-togethers. This year, impress your friends, co-workers, and family members by showing off a bright and healthy smile. Acco...read more
Unfortunately, there are some people who have a fear of the dentist. Bad experiences growing up, serious gag reflexes, or other issues resulting in avoiding the dentist’s chair ...read more
Nutrition is highly important when pregnant, and it can even impact the eventual development of your child’s teeth. For this reason, Family First Dentistry recommends taking a smart ...read more
If you found out you or your child needs braces, you may have immediately pictured a smile full of metal — which might not be ideal for adults or teens. Fortunately, with modern prod...read more
Health insurance is a must for everyone, and it’s a common misconception that it only applies to physician and medical specialist visits. The staff at Family First Dentistry in ...read more
The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, and if you want to protect your smile — and your finances — you should add a dentist appointment to your schedule. Noting that...read more
While the words “wisdom teeth removal” can conjure feelings of stress and anxiety, it’s actually a common dental procedure that is more like a rite of passage for most teenagers...read more
If you feel pressure behind your back molars, it might be your wisdom teeth trying to poke through the surface of your gums. Considered vestigial by today’s medical standards, wisdom...read more
Dental implants have proven to be the most effective solution for missing or damaged teeth. However, many patients don’t know too much about them, which is why the staff at First Fam...read more
If you're nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, you don't need to be. Instead of worrying, ask your dentist about sedation dentistry. Those who offer this branch of dentis...read more
If you have a weak tooth or you’re unsatisfied with your smile, a dental crown may be the solution you’re looking for. But if you’re new to the concept, there are a few details you s...read more
Wisdom teeth removal is very common, as these molars in the back of your mouth tend to cause problems even before they erupt. The staff at Family First Dentistry specializes in ...read more
When you need to have extensive dental work done, your dentist will usually recommend a few options that will make you more comfortable during the procedure, such as sedation an...read more
While it can be a challenge for parents to ensure their children are following a proper oral hygiene regimen, it is a practice that must not be overlooked. Poor dental care at an ear...read more
Dealing with the pain of a broken or decayed tooth is never fun. When you need a crown, you want to get it taken care of by a dentist right away. Usually, at least two appointments a...read more
Most children — and even many adults — wear braces to beautify their smiles. Braces function by using pressure in certain places to properly align your teeth. Family First Dentistry&...read more
The times when kids with braces earned the nickname “metal mouth” are well in the past. These days, incognito braces allow you to align your teeth discretely — nobody even has to kno...read more
An impacted wisdom tooth can be troublesome for both adults and teens. Although you might be dreading the thought of undergoing surgery, it's best to plan ahead instead of putting it...read more
If your teeth are crooked but traditional orthodontic techniques don’t appeal to you, incognito braces are an ideal option. From their hidden placement to their fully customizable de...read more
When it comes to teeth whitening, today’s consumers have a slew of attractive options. While you might be tempted to pick up a whitening kit from the drugstore, a professional t...read more
Whether you're preparing for extensive dental treatment or simply coping with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is the key to keeping you comfortable and pain-free during your proce...read more
If your kids have crooked teeth, now is the perfect time for them to get braces. Not only does summer break give you more time for appointments, but getting your child's orthodontic ...read more
Invisalign® and incognito braces are two of the most popular methods for straightening teeth, and both are fairly discreet; however, their similarities essentially end there. If your...read more
One of the most important advancements in the field of dental care has been the development of sedation dentistry techniques. Through the careful, targeted use of medications, modern...read more
Knowing when it’s time to contact an emergency dentist is largely based on your pain tolerance. Some dental problems are easier to diagnose than others—especially when they...read more
What do you know about root canals? According to one of Anchorage, AK’s most trusted family and emergency dentists, a root canal procedure treats an infection of the nerve and r...read more
Not only does the end of the school year mean long hours of sun and fun — it’s also the perfect time to focus on your family’s dental hygiene. You may notice some lifestyle changes t...read more
For some, a dentist appointment is no big deal. For others, it means anxiety and considerable apprehension. If you identify with the latter group, explore sedation dentistry to ...read more
A regularly scheduled teeth cleaning appointment can help keep your child's mouth clean and healthy. If your young one has a phobia of the dentist, however, a simple trip to the offi...read more
It might sound far-fetched, but visiting your dentist regularly can actually change your life. Scheduling a teeth cleaning appointment every six months will help you mainta...read more
When most people put together their grocery lists, they often forget to add one important item — mouthwash. Instead, they opt to purchase only toothpaste and dental floss. However, m...read more
The first thing a person often notices about someone is their smile, and a set of dazzling white teeth is always an instant attention grabber. The experts at Family First Dentistry i...read more
Regular teeth cleaning appointments are pivotal in ensuring the best possible health for teeth and gums. Not only are plaque and tartar removed during cleaning visits, x-rays are als...read more
Spring is here, and it’s not just a perfect time for cleaning your home — it’s also a great time for scheduling your first teeth cleaning of the year. According to the dentists at Fa...read more
Most people would agree that straight teeth make for a great smile. But when people need to straighten their teeth, traditional braces may not be the right fit for some. Fortunately,...read more
Your dental health influences your overall health and well-being, and scheduling an oral cancer screening is a preventative way to keep you healthy. Family First Dentistry in Anchora...read more
At one point or another, everyone dreams of the excitement of a jet setter’s lifestyle. Unfortunately, reality often gets in the way of flying away to a far-off locale. But thanks to...read more
When it comes to braces, you might think primarily about the aesthetic benefits. While it’s true they have the advantage of giving the wearer a straight and even smile, there are man...read more
Fear of the dentist and dental procedures is a common phobia. Up to 15% of all American adults avoid seeing their dentist due to fears and anxiety. However, avoiding the dentist can ...read more
Are stains and yellowing of your teeth affecting your smile? Coffee, food, medications, and smoking can discolor teeth over time and leave them looking dull and yellow. Often, regula...read more
Every time you see a magazine ad or television commercial, it seems like everyone is flashing those pearly whites. If you are dealing with a cracked, damaged, or weak tooth, restorat...read more
All kids at Family First Dentistry who are cavity-free at their routine check-up are entered into a drawing. At the end of the month, one lucky person is drawn from the group and win...read more
Regular teeth cleaning appointments are pivotal in ensuring the best possible health for your teeth and gums. Not only are plaque and tartar removed during these visits, but X-r...read more
Today our wonderful front desk coordinator Marshala  is celebrating her 20th birthday!!! read more
Did you know your family dentist does more than just clean teeth and fill cavities? Dental emergencies, like all medical emergencies, are painful and urgent in nature. Brok...read more
If they’re not addressed in time, pediatric dental emergencies can result in lifelong damage to your child’s jawbone and oral health. That’s why the compassionate dentists at Fa...read more
Nothing brightens your day like your child’s smile, and encouraging good oral hygiene at an early age is one of the most important things you can do to help them maintain that vibran...read more
Everyone knows smoking is bad for their lungs, but did you know that tobacco use also puts you at much greater risk of developing oral cancer? Oral cancer, or mouth cancer, is when t...read more
Remember how easy it was when you had someone scheduling your dentist appointments for you? You never had to think twice about how often you should be going! But as an adult, do you ...read more
Approximately 49,750 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, resulting in over 9,750 deaths. At Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, their trusted dentists ...read more
Your dental health has a direct effect on your overall health, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start practicing good oral hygiene habits. If you brush every day but can’t...read more
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, approximately 92% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have at least one cavity. Cavities are holes in the...read more
When a true dental emergency strikes, it’s good to know how to best handle the situation. Avoid the initial reaction of panic by following some practical steps before&...read more
A few hundred years ago, getting your wisdom teeth in may have meant a second lease on chewing properly after living without a molar or two. However, fast-forward to today’s world, a...read more
Family First Dentistry of Anchorage is the best source for general and family dentistry in the area. Whether you need a checkup, teeth whitening, or a more serious procedure, th...read more
The holiday season is a time for fun and celebration, and sharing a beer with your favorite cousins or sipping on spiked apple cider with friends is part of the experience. But this ...read more
The holiday season is a great opportunity to enjoy family, free time, and good food, but it is also notorious for derailing healthy eating habits. While there’s no harm in treating y...read more
In the interests of keeping their patients comfortable and stress-free, Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, is proud to offer sedation dentistry to those who need it. While it m...read more
Do your gums bleed? Are they red, sore, or swollen? If so, you could be suffering from periodontal disease, explain the dentists at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK. Periodont...read more
Once upon a time, getting braces meant having silver metal blocks stuck to the front of your teeth for years at a time. However, thanks to many innovations in the field of dentistry,...read more
Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without candy. Luckily, there are steps you can take to protect your family’s teeth without having to avoid sugar altogether. Even a dentist would...read more
A great smile is irreplaceable, and regular teeth cleanings are essential to keeping your pearly whites healthy and sparkling. The dental experts at Family First Dentistry&...read more
If you’re in need of quality orthodontic treatment in the Anchorage, AK, area, make sure to schedule an appointment with a dentist at Family First Dentistry. Staffed by the best dent...read more
Wisdom teeth removal is a process that some speak about in hushed tones, but dentists work hard to make the procedure and recovery period as comfortable as possible. With that said, ...read more
Although wisdom teeth removal can be a surprisingly comfortable and easy procedure, after the work is done, you’ll generally be advised to avoid certain foods for a few days. At Fami...read more
Getting your braces taken off is an exciting event, but seeing yellowed teeth may dampen your spirits. While teeth whitening options are available, it’s best for newly braces-fr...read more
Modern dental techniques like teeth whitening and dental implants allow patients to create the healthy, beautiful smiles of their dreams. Family First Dentistry specializes in genera...read more
It’s back-to-school time once again, and your family is about to get a whole lot busier. In between the blur of books and backpacks, don’t forget to visit the dentist! Biannual check...read more
Braces are excellent dental tools for straightening crooked teeth or improving a misaligned bite. However, traditional metal braces are not always the right choice for adults in the ...read more
For individuals who get anxiety or stress at the thought of visiting the dentist, sedation dentistry can be a good option. Sedation dentistry helps patients to relax during their pro...read more
There is no denying the many benefits YouTube, Pinterest, and other DIY sites offer for baking, doing makeup, and learning to craft decorations for your home. These places are not, h...read more
The caring team at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska, knows that emergencies happen. When you need immediate assistance from a dentist, call Family First Dentistry, an...read more
Everyone needs a good dentist, and this is particularly true if you have diabetes. Diabetes ups your risk for a wide range of oral health problems, making dental hygiene an...read more
Scheduling routine visits with your dentist is extremely important to your oral health. That’s why the family dentistry professionals at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska, ...read more
Family First Dentistry is proud to offer Anchorage residents all the services they need to keep their teeth both healthy and beautiful, and that includes orthodon...read more
Many people are frightened of going to the dentist, especially when there’s more than just a simple checkup involved. However, modern family dentistry has come a long way in red...read more
Many people experience dental problems such as poorly spaced teeth, TMJ, or misaligned bites that can be corrected with orthodontics. Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska...read more
If you’ve been experiencing sudden discomfort when you eat or drink, you may be experiencing dentin hypersensitivity, more commonly known as tooth sensitivity. But what causes i...read more
Fear of the dentist is something many people deal with. Whether it stems from a traumatic experience in the dentist’s chair or something else, overcoming this fear is essential ...read more
Some of you may remember Jessica, a former employee at FFD. She still roams the halls looking for a cleaning every 6 months & wants to show us some love! Which of our awesome de...read more
Do you suffer from the mouth pain associated with chronic teeth grinding? Family First Dentistry is here to help you protect your teeth and jaws. Proudly serving patients in the...read more
Are you suffering from tooth loss? Would you like to get your teeth replaced? Talk to your dentist at Family First Dentistry to see if you could be a candidate for dental implan...read more
At some point in their lives, many people have at least some degree of an overbite. If you have a large overbite, though, it may need to be professionally corrected. Left untreated, ...read more
Cosmetic dentistry is any dental treatment or procedure that aims to improve the appearance of your teeth. Family First Dentistry of Anchorage, Alaska, offers patients a full ra...read more
As people age, plaque and bacteria gradually wear down their teeth and gums. When your dentist can no longer repair your teeth, they will likely recommend that you consider getting d...read more
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a flawless smile? Today’s dental veneers can give you immaculate, natural-looking teeth that will help you feel confident about y...read more
As one of the most feared dental procedures, root canals have a bad reputation. However, it's not exactly deserved: Contrary to popular belief, they're an effective, relatively pain-...read more
The staff at Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, makes patient comfort a priority. If you’ve ever gone to a dentist who seemed more concerned about moving on to the next pa...read more
Have you been considering wisdom teeth removal? Family First Dentistry of Anchorage, AK, knows how much trouble impacted teeth can cause. Not only are they painful, but they aff...read more
To get orthodontics or not to get orthodontics? It’s an age-old dilemma that leaves many feeling like they have no truly good options. On the one hand, self-confidence suffers when ...read more
When it comes to wisdom teeth, patients often have a lot of questions about extraction. Family First Dentistry in Anchorage, AK, takes the guesswork out of wisdom teeth removal ...read more
People who experience frequent migraines, sleep interruptions, or lethargy may be affected by the mysterious condition known as TMJ. TMJ, the acronym for temporomandibular joint...read more
Whether you need dental implants, a teeth whitening procedure, or orthodontic services, you want to be welcomed by the friendly, experienced staff that you know will take care of you...read more
Since its inception, the general and family dentistry professionals at Family First Dentistry of Anchorage have been committed to continuously setting themselves apart from any ...read more
When it comes to good oral health, you want only the best for yourself and your family. That’s why many people in Anchorage look to Family First Dentistry for a variety of ...read more
Anchorage, Alaska, families have come to depend on Family First Dentistry for all their oral health needs. As a comprehensive family dentistry practice, they offer a wide r...read more
With such busy lives, it can be difficult for many of us to find time for doctor appointments, especially ones with the dentist. It’s easy to think that brushing and occasionally flo...read more
Many of our patients have inquired about root canals. Check out this video with Dr. Newell answering questions you may have. If you want more information, call us today! 907-562-2820...read more
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the New Year. Family First Dentistry, located in Anchorage, AK, wants to help you make a New Year’s resolution tha...read more
Most dental insurances don't roll over with the calendar year, so take advantage of your access to health by making your appointment before it’s too late! It can be difficult to fin...read more