Spokane Dental Blog

Get tips and tricks to maintaining your optimal health, and learn about new procedures.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal TreatmentLet’s be honest – root canal treatments don’t have the best reputation in terms of patient comfort. In fact, some people will even use a root canal as a comparison to something else uncomfortable or undesirable, saying sarcastically that something is about as fun as a root canal. But here’s the thing – it’s not that bad! Early root canal treatments may have been rather unpleasant, but in the world of modern dentistry, this is a procedure that will provide minimal discomfort to the patient and can lead to significant pain relief in the end.


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What to Expect with Wisdom Teeth Extraction

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Wisdom Teeth RemovalIf you are getting ready for an upcoming wisdom tooth extraction, or you believe one may be in your future, this article will hopefully calm your nerves a bit. By knowing what you can expect, you can prepare yourself mentally to go through with the procedure with little drama or fuss. In the end, you’ll be happy you had the work done, as your oral health should be greatly improved over the long run.


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Spokane Dental’s Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Karissa Barker

Spokane DentistThis time of the year is so delicious: pumpkin spice donuts from Greenbluff, caramel apples, fall pies, and ALL the candy. Your Spokane Dental team is right alongside you joining in the fall celebrations, and have some simple tips to keep teeth healthy as we head into Halloween.


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Professional Teeth Whitening Compared to OTC Teeth Whitening

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Professional Teeth WhiteningAre you one of the many people who would love to look in the mirror and see whiter teeth? If you’ve dreamed of having a brighter smile, there is good news – these days, you have plenty of options to make it happen. Basically, the options available to you can be divided into two categories – professional teeth whitening and over the counter teeth whitening. There are pros and cons with each, and we’d like to use this article to help you decide which is best for your needs.


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How Often Should I Brush My Teeth?

Karissa Barker

Spokane DentistWe all know brushing our teeth is a must, but how often do we really need to? Should we use the dreaded floss? What about mouth rinse? An oral homecare routine can seem daunting, but is vital for a healthy smile. Your Spokane Dental team is here to take the guess work out of taking care of your teeth at home.


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How Dentures Have Changed

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DenturesWhen we think about advances in technology, we usually think first about electronics. Whether it is the flat-screen TV on your wall or the smartphone in your hand, these are the technologies that tend to get the most attention. However, if you look a little deeper, you can see how technological advances actually impact your world in a range of different ways, including with regard to your oral health.


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Benefits of Dental Bridges

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Spokane DentistIf you are missing a tooth, you already know of the many downsides that come with such a reality. For one thing, you may be self-conscious about your smile, knowing that opening is noticeable each time you open your mouth. Also, there may be speech issues related to the missing tooth, depending on where it is located. Finally, something as simple as chewing and enjoying your favorite foods may be impacted.


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How To Reduce Oral and Systemic Inflammation

Karissa Barker

Gum Disease TreatmentInflammation has been a hot button topic lately, and for good reason. Systemic inflammation has been linked to a variety of diseases and cancers. But did you know that oral inflammation has a direct affect on systemic, or whole body inflammation? At Spokane Dental we are passionate about seeing our patients restored to health or maintain good health, because we know just how much a patient’s oral condition impacts overall well-being.


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How to Care for Dental Implants

Karissa Barker

Dental ImplantsDental Implants are an investment that can improve oral health for life. Not only do dental implants look like real teeth beautifully filling the gap in a smile, but they act like real teeth too. Dr. Smith implants a post into the jaw, and the patient’s bone grows around it, which allows for normal chewing and functioning as well as a gum line that looks natural.


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What to Look for in a Family Dentist

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Spokane DentistAs a parent, you have many decisions to make. In fact, most days are nothing more than a stream of decisions, one after the next. What to feed your children? When to let them play outside, and when to bring them back in? The list goes on and on. That list extends all the way to picking out the right dentist for your kids, and your family as a whole. Picking out the right dentist will provide your family with a comfortable place to go for all of your various oral health needs.


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