Spokane Dental Blog

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Have Dry Mouth? We Can Help!

Karissa Barker

Dry Mouth Treatment

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, can greatly affect day-to-day life. If you have ever experienced xerostomia you don’t need us to tell you that the food that you eat, the way you speak, and many other daily activities we take for granted are greatly disturbed by dry mouth. At Spokane Dental, we can recognize the early symptoms of dry mouth and assist the patient in alleviating the side effects and improving daily life.


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Benefits of Cone Beam Imaging

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Spokane Dentist

Imaging is an important part of dental care. It’s impossible for your dentist to clearly see what is going on in your mouth just by looking inside, so imaging has been used for decades as a way to diagnose problems and create treatment plans. In recent years, the development of cone beam imaging has taken things to a new level, and dentists who use this technology are now able to enjoy the benefits of highly detailed, three-dimensional scans.


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Let’s talk fluoride

Karissa Barker

Pediatric Dentist

During this time of interrupted life and more time at home, it is a great time to improve not just overall health but oral health as well. One of the easiest and greatest ways to do that is with a naturally occurring compound called fluoride. Most have heard of fluoride, but we want to you to know just how great it is for your oral health.


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Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

Karissa Barker

Emergency Dentist

For the safety of our staff and patients, Spokane Dental is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are here for patients with emergency dental needs. If you are experiencing a dental emergency or have a question, please call us and leave a message so we can get back to you. To assist our patients, here is some information about two of the most common dental emergencies:


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Dental Tips for Staying Healthy

Karissa Barker

Dental Tips for Staying Healthy

Following the recommendations of our local government, the CDC, as well as the ADA, Spokane Dental has cancelled dental appointments to protect our patients amidst the COVID-19 crisis. While we are unable to see patients for non-urgent or non-essential dental care in the office, we still want to support our patients in any way we can. You can reach our office at 509-466-2373. Our office staff is regularly checking voicemail and responding to any concerns. We can also offer some helpful dental tips for keeping you and your family healthy during this time.


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Dental Implants Compared to Dental Bridges

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Dental Implants

As a dental patient, it can be easy to get confused with regard to the various terms and treatments involved in this industry. You don’t work in this world every day, so it’s understandable that you would get a little confused. At Spokane Dental, we want to make sure that our patients are perfectly clear regarding the treatment options we provide, so this post should help clear up one potentially confusing topic.


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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Karissa Barker

Dentist for kidsFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the perfect time to address the importance of your child’s oral health. Although children’s “baby teeth” will be lost and replaced by permanent adult teeth, it is still vitally important to care for them.


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Dental Implant Recovery: What You Need To Know

Karissa Barker

Dental Implant RecoveryDental implants are an excellent option for patients with gaps in their smile, or who need teeth extracted (pulled). Dr. Smith places implants using the most up to date and effective technology and materials. At Spokane Dental, we know that a dental implant can make a huge impact on a patient’s quality of life, whether it is to replace a tooth, secure a partial denture or bridge, or seat a full denture. One of the most frequent questions we are asked when a patient is considering dental implants is “What’s the recovery like?”


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What Can Dental Crowns Be Made Of?

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Dental CrownsIf you have a damaged tooth, your dentist may suggest that a crown be used to restore the look and function of that tooth. Quite simply, a crown is nothing more than a cap that is used to cover a natural tooth that has suffered some type of damage. Rather than just living with the damaged tooth and its decreased function, you can turn to a crown for a quick and easy way to address the issue.


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What Causes Gum Disease?

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Gum Disease TreatmentGum disease is a term commonly used in reference to a condition called periodontitis. This is an inflammation of the area around your tooth, and it can cause significant problems if allowed to go untreated. Specifically, you may end up losing a tooth or multiple teeth if you have significant gum disease.


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