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A Step-By-Step Guide to Proper Tooth Brushing

Karissa Barker

Teeth Brushing in SpokaneThere are a LOT of people not brushing their teeth correctly! One of the biggest causes of plaque buildup, gum recession, sensitivity, staining, and enamel wear we see in the dental field is simply improper tooth brushing! Here is a step-by-step guide to brushing the right way:


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How Does Restorative Dentistry Help You?

John Marks

Restorative DentistryIt is a fact that none of us lives in a perfect world. Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, you may still have dental health problems. Unbearable toothaches, damaged teeth, and adult tooth loss can result into many inconveniences in your daily life and damaging effects to your general health. In some cases, these problems are simply genetic. If one of your parents had bad teeth, the odds are that you will, too. It is important to replace missing teeth and restore damaged teeth as a preventive measure against more complicated health issues including an abscessed tooth or TMJ disorder.


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Is Flossing Really Necessary?

Karissa Barker

Dentist's Stand behind FlossingIn 2016 Associated Press published an article with surprising claims:

There’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the practice for decades. Dentists provide samples to their patients; the American Dental Association insists on its website that, “Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums.” (Donn, Associated Press)

Recently there seems to be a revival of talk concerning this article, and of course people want to know: Is Flossing Really Necessary?


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How to Have a Stress Free Dental Visit

Karissa Barker

Woman enjoying a stress free Dental visit.At Spokane Dental we know that visiting the dentist can be a stressful experience for some. We work hard to give our patients a positive experience and a stress free dental visit! Our team is compassionate and professional, and our office is welcoming from the moment you enter the door. In this post we will cover 5 ways to make your dental visits stress free!


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How to know if a Dental Implant is for you?

John Marks

Why Dental Implants?A missing tooth can trigger a series of problems starting from an unsightly smile, inefficient chewing to problems like movement of teeth to the space created by the missing tooth. Hence, tooth replacement is mandatory to restore both esthetic appeal and function. Dental implants have proved to be one of the most ideal methods of tooth replacement.


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How to choose a Family Dentist?

Scott McMeen

Family DentistSelecting a good family dentist is the first and most important step towards maintaining the dental health of your entire family.


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6 Tips For Brushing Your Kids’ Teeth

Karissa Barker
A common question we hear at Spokane Dental is, "How do I get my kids to brush their teeth?" It can feel like an impossible task to get your kids to brush their teeth and when they do, to get them to do it properly... In this post, we will dive into 6 tips for accomplishing the impossible!

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Teeth Whitening at Spokane Dental

Karissa Barker

At Spokane Dental, our patients frequently ask questions concerning teeth whitening. We are so passionate about meeting our patient’s needs and helping people achieve the healthy smile they desire that we answered some of our patient’s teeth whitening questions in our first blog post below!


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Spokane Dental Re-Branding and Custom Photos

John Marks

The re-branding is now complete! With the help of DentalROI, our Dental Marketing experts, we have created a new custom website that we are proud to call our own. The redesign included a brand new logo, color scheme, site layout, and to top it all off custom photography.


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Welcome

Dr. Jonathan Smith DDS

I'd like to personally thank you for taking the time to visit our blog.  We will be sharing tips and tricks to help you maintain your oral health and live a healthy lifestyle.  We will also inform you of some of the latest technology and procedures available to help with your dental care.


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