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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.

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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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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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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Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges

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Dental Implants

There’s nothing new about replacing teeth lost through decay, gum disease, or injury. People have been using artificial teeth for thousands of years. However, advances in dental technology mean that many more tooth replacement options are available today. These include implants and bridges.


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Benefits of Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentist

Dental problems can arise at any time, often outside of typical office hours. An unexpected blow to the mouth while playing sports or because of another form of trauma can chip or crack teeth, or knock them out entirely. A niggling sensation in a tooth can develop into a full-blown toothache, a painful condition that is impossible to ignore. Luckily, we are here to help you at Spokane Family Smiles.


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Why Invisalign is Great for Adults

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Invisalign Clear AlignersDo you despair every time you see your crooked teeth? In today’s day and age, there is increasing emphasis on having a perfect smile, but very few of us are lucky to be born that way. There is some good news, though, as it’s never too late to improve the appearance of your crooked teeth using adult orthodontics. If that conjures up an image of unsightly, tricky to clean metal braces, then what about Invisalign?


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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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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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