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How To Maintain A White Smile

Contributed by DentalROI

Professional Teeth WhiteningAre you longing for a more beautiful, white smile? Fortunately, brightening your teeth is as easy as visiting our dentist at Spokane Dental for a whitening treatment. Whether you choose a professional in-office bleaching treatment or use whitening kits at home, you may wonder, “What can I do to maintain a white smile?”. After you spend your hard earned money on whitening treatments, the last thing you want is fast discoloration. Find out how to maintain your whitening results long term to keep the bright, white color you have always wanted.


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How To Floss When Floss Doesn't Work

Karissa Barker

Teeth CleaningLast month we talked about proper flossing. This month, we are learning what to use if floss doesn’t work for you because of gaps in between your teeth, bridges, implants, or places food always seems to get trapped in.


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Age and Oral Health

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Age and Oral HealthAs we start counting our years, we begin counting the number of things changing in our bodies too. Our mouth is no exception. Today, 75% of people over the age of 65 hold onto least a few of their teeth. However, older people can still suffer from tooth loss, mouth infections, oral cancer, dental decay, and gum disease. While you might not like to think about some of these things happening to you, there’s a lot you can do to keep your mouth feeling and looking younger than you are.


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Health Benefits of Seeing Your Dentist

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Dental HealthRoutine visits to our dentists at Spokane Dental can do a lot more than keep your smile looking and feeling great – dentists can also tell a lot about your overall health and the risk you have for any chronic diseases.


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What Causes a Tooth to Need a Root Canal?

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Root Canal TreatmentHave you been told that you are at risk of or need a root canal treatment? If so, you are not alone. Each year, endodontic therapy treats and ultimately saves millions of teeth. But what exactly causes a root canal, and how can you prevent the need for this procedure? Read on to find out.


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Introducing The Team

Karissa Barker

ShawnaWe have some new smiling faces to greet you and treat you at Spokane Dental, and wanted to tell you a bit about our awesome staff!


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How To Floss

Karissa Barker

How To FlossAs a hygienist, I always encourage patients to floss. Not to add another box to check on a to do list, but because flossing or using another dental aid to clean between your teeth is the only way to reach the bacteria making it’s home there.


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The Ins and Outs of Dental Implants

Contributed by DentalROI

Dental implants will give you your smile back.Did you know that your smile is one of the first characteristics someone notices when you meet them? Because our smiles have such a critical influence on our first impression, the state of our mouth, gums, and teeth have an impact on our confidence.


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When is the Best Time to Get a Wisdom Tooth Removed

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When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars located in the very back of your mouth on either side. These are generally the last teeth to develop, coming in between the ages of 17 and 25. Since wisdom teeth do not generally develop until a person’s later teenage years, there are many cases when there is simply not enough space left in the mouth for them to effectively grow. At this point, our dentists at Spokane Dental may recommend a removal.


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