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Spokane Family Smiles Dental Blog

Stay up on the latest trends in the dental industry and get tips and tricks to maintaining your optimal health.

Types of Dental Sedation

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Dental SedationHere at Spokane Family Smiles, our dedicated dental team will always do everything we can to ensure people feel comfortable and cared for during dental visits. However, we understand that not everyone feels relaxed when visiting the dentist, even people who care for their teeth. For some, these dental anxieties can seem overwhelming, making even routine dental checkups an unbearable prospect.


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Importance of an Emergency Dentist

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Emergency Dental CareExperiencing a dental emergency is never pleasant, and often it can be frightening and very distressing. At the very least, a dental emergency is inconvenient, as you can guarantee it will always happen at what seems to be the worst possible time! If you or a loved one are in pain or distress because of an injury or infection, you want the comfort of knowing help is at hand. This is where Spokane Family Smiles can assist you!


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What are Dental Implants?

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Dental ImplantsTooth loss is, unfortunately a widespread problem, and dental implants are regarded as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. If you have teeth that are failing or have already lost one or more teeth, our dentist Dr. Scott Shumway might well suggest you consider dental implants.


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Benefits of Invisalign Compared to Traditional Braces

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InvisalignHave you always dreamed of having straight and perfectly aligned teeth? A straighter smile can truly be a thing of beauty, automatically enhancing the appearance of teeth in a way that is healthy and conservative. But, it is rare for someone to be born with teeth that are immaculately straight, and not everybody had the opportunity to wear braces during childhood. Then there is the potential problem of orthodontic relapses, which can occur when someone fails to wear their retainers after completion of treatment.


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How to Treat Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea TreatmentDo you or your sleeping partner snore occasionally? Most people do, perhaps because they have a cold or allergies. However, persistent snoring could be an indication of a more serious problem which is called sleep apnea.


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Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal TreatmentNobody wants to hear that they need a root canal treatment, but this procedure does have an undeservedly bad reputation. If you actually speak to anyone who has received root canal therapy, you’ll most likely be hugely reassured by their positive response because the truth is that a root canal shouldn’t feel any worse than having a filling, although it will probably take longer to complete.


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Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Teeth WhiteningA bright white smile is frequently seen as a sign of youthfulness and good health, but very few of us are naturally blessed with beautiful gleaming white teeth. The shade of your teeth is influenced by your lifestyle choices, as for example, a liking for highly colored foods, red wine, tea or coffee can eventually stain your teeth. A diet that is high in acidic foods will have the same effect because it erodes and weakens your tooth enamel, increasing susceptibility to staining. Smoking is well-known for staining teeth, not to mention being terrible for your dental and general health! Sometimes the color of your teeth is simply due to genetics, so if your parents or siblings have darker-colored teeth naturally, it’s highly likely you will too.


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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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Emergency DentistWe understand a dental emergency is upsetting and potentially very painful, which is why Spokane Family Smiles is here to assist you with caring professional dentistry. If you or someone close to you have a dental emergency, please contact our friendly dental office immediately. Our dental team can provide useful advice over the phone to help you cope until you can get in to see us. We aim to see patients requiring emergency dental care on the same day, providing the treatment you need to relieve discomfort and pain. However, we also know that not everybody can get to see us or can contact us immediately. Knowing what to do when you have a dental emergency can be enormously reassuring.


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What A Cosmetic Dentist Can Do For Your Smile

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Cosmetic DentistRightly or wrongly, we place a significant emphasis on appearance, often forming an opinion of someone within just a few moments of meeting them for the very first time. One of the most important features people look for is a healthy and attractive smile. When you have a great smile, it automatically conveys a sense of youthfulness and attractiveness, and it makes you look warm, friendly and approachable too. These are all valuable attributes that help you achieve the very best out of life, personally and professionally.


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Benefits of Dentures

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Restore Your Smile With Dentures.Teeth are essential because they allow us to eat in comfort and to smile, laugh and talk with others without feeling embarrassed. Even losing a single tooth can be upsetting and can affect the function of the remaining teeth. Ideally, natural teeth will last for life, but the reality is that many of us will lose one or more teeth to trauma or disease and will need to consider ways to replace them. Dentures are a tried and tested method of restoring missing teeth and have been used for centuries. They offer an affordable and non-invasive solution for tooth loss and can replace multiple missing teeth or even an entire arch. Modern dentures look fantastic and are very different from dentures worn by your parents or grandparents!


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