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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.

Things to do in a Dental Emergency

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Emergency DentistDental emergencies can be scary, and especially as they tend to happen at times that are often inconvenient. If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, don’t panic as Spokane Family Smiles is here to help you.


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Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental ImplantsPick up any magazine or watch any TV program and you’ll notice everybody seems to have perfect teeth. However, the reality is often quite different as many people will lose one or more teeth as a result of trauma or dental problems like tooth decay or gum disease. Luckily, we live in an age where dental technology has advanced sufficiently to provide us with tooth replacements that look and feel and which function just like natural teeth. These replacements are called dental implants, and if you or someone close to you has suffered tooth loss, you will almost certainly know a bit about this treatment.


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Dental Implants Compared to Dental Bridges

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Dental ImplantsLosing teeth is upsetting, but unfortunately, it’s a situation that will be faced by many of us. If you do lose teeth, it’s crucial to replace them as soon as possible, even if it is just a single tooth.


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What is Invisalign?

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InvisalignTraditional braces consist of heavy and highly visible metal brackets and wires. These braces may be fine when you are a kid, but treatment isn’t ideal for adults and especially for people who need to meet clients or customers frequently. This is where Invisalign can help because it’s an adult-oriented orthodontic system that discreetly straightens teeth.


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The Ins and Outs of Dentures

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DenturesLosing teeth is upsetting for anyone, but dentures are a fast and non-invasive way to replace them, without the need for lengthier surgeries or treatments. However, getting used to the idea of wearing dentures and understanding what to expect can take a bit longer. Firstly, it’s important to understand the differences between full and partial dentures and to know a little about how dentures are constructed.


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What are Dental Veneers?

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Dental VeneersDental veneers are extremely thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain, custom-designed to cover up the front surfaces of teeth. You might also hear these restorations described as porcelain veneers or dental laminates. Although some veneers are made from tooth-colored composite resin, most are fabricated from some form of porcelain which is more durable and resistant to staining. Dental veneers are bonded onto the front of teeth and are designed to improve their appearance. You can use dental veneers to change the size, length, color or shape of teeth.


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Benefits of Fluoride Treatment

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Fluoride TreatmentsFluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally, and which helps to strengthen teeth and prevents cavities. It works by supporting healthy tooth enamel and disrupting the activity of cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth, making it harder for these bacteria to grow and thrive. Tooth enamel is the tough outer coating on each tooth, and it protects the softer and more vulnerable layers of tooth underneath. The benefits of fluoride have been widely known for decades, and fluoride treatment is especially helpful if your risk of developing dental caries or cavities is higher.


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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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