Spokane Dental Blog

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What is gum disease anyway?

Contributed by DentalROI
What is Gum Disease

If you have ever seen toothpaste commercials you’ve heard the words “gum disease”. Your hygienist has probably even mentioned it or the words “gingivitis” or “periodontitis”. Vague images of gums bleeding may have popped up into your mind, but have you ever wondered ‘what does that really mean?’


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3 Quick Tips to Improve Your Dental Routine

Karissa Barker

Better Dental RoutineDeveloping a routine is not easy. It needs a constant effort and determination from your side to develop persistence. Inculcating a dental routine is mandatory to achieve good oral health. A healthy mouth keeps a number of medical problems at bay. Our mouth is the beginning of our digestive system. Hence, it should be the cleanest of all as it is the first place in which our body receives almost every nutrient. As a matter of fact, we find that teeth and the oral cavity are generally one of the most neglected body parts and bear importance to an individual only when it starts hurting.


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Professional Teeth Whitening vs Do-It-Yourself Options

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Spokane Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening is currently the most popular dental procedure globally. A sparkling smile not only attracts people but also makes positive first impressions. The question is then how to go about getting whiter teeth?..


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4 Reasons You Need Your Teeth Cleaned

Karissa Barker

Teeth CleaningLet's face it... We are all busy and as a result we must prioritize how we use our precious time! In this article, we aim to show you why getting your teeth cleaned needs to be on your top priority list.


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Benefits of both Manual and Electric Toothbrushes

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Benefits of both Manual and Electric ToothbrushesPoor dental hygiene can result in all kinds of issues. At best, plaque removal and fillings will be needed before too long. There is also the possibility of the need for major dental work for instance crowns -and even loss of teeth.


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A Busy Mom’s Guide to Whole Family Oral Health

Karissa Barker

Mom's Guide to Family Oral HealthWe all know that of all the precious commodities, time is the most precious and limited of all! This fact is compounded when considered by a busy mom who is trying to take care of her little family. This guide was created to help simplify an important part of your family’s health, their Oral Health.


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Top Summer Foods That Promote Dental Health

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Top Foods for Dental HealthThe majority of us adore summer with its long and hot days. This is the time that BBQ and party season kicks off. Even the healthiest eater may be enticed by unhealthy foods such as processed meats (e.g. hot dogs), carbohydrates (for instance potato chips) and calorie deficient soda.


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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?

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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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