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

Tips for After Wisdom Teeth Removal

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After Wisdom Teeth Removal TipsIn the past, wisdom teeth were sometimes automatically removed as a preventative measure, but these days dentists will generally wait-and-see if wisdom teeth will most likely cause problems. Wisdom tooth removal is still a very common procedure because, by the time they come through, there is often insufficient room in the jaw to comfortably accommodate them.


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Sedation Dentistry VS Dental Care Anxiety

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Sedation DentistryIf you shudder at the thought of seeing the dentist and actively avoid essential dental care until absolutely necessary, then sedation dentistry is for you! Here at Spokane Family Smiles, we have extensive experience in treating and helping people who feel particularly nervous when seeing a dentist.


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TMJ Disorder and Your Dental Health

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TMJ Disorder TreatmentEvery time you talk, yawn, laugh and chew food, you use your temporomandibular joints. These are the joints that hinge or connect your lower jaw to your skull and which are operated by facial muscles. If you develop problems with your temporomandibular joints then these are known as temporomandibular joint disorders, called TMJ disorder or TMD for short.


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Oral Health Problems As You Get Older

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Oral Health Problems As You Get OlderYour dental health will change throughout your lifetime, but whereas complete tooth loss used to be a given for adults approaching old age, nowadays this is far from the case. Today around three-quarters of adults over the age of 65 will have at least some of the natural teeth. Despite this, problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, mouth infections and oral cancer are still more prevalent in older people. Although it’s impossible to hold back the years, there’s a lot you can do to ensure your mouth remains healthy throughout your lifetime.


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Differences Between oral Health of Men and Women

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Oral Health Difference of Men and WomenMen and women may be equal in many ways but when it comes to oral health there are still some very clear differences, especially when it comes to looking after your teeth. Researchers discovered that generally women are more proactive than men when it comes to caring for their dental health.


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Tips for finding a good dentist near you

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Spokane Valley Local Dentist

Finding a great dentist for yourself and your family is an important decision. Your family’s dental office is not just your gateway to good oral health; it is also your primary resource when you have any questions or dental emergencies. Oral health is essential to your well being and quality of your daily life: Dental diseases can be uncomfortable, causing pain and preventing you from speaking well, eating comfortably, and feeling good about yourself.


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Why Invisalign Is Becoming So Popular

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Why Invisalign is so Popular

It’s highly likely that you know at least one or two people who have already benefitted from Invisalign treatment, but it’s also quite likely that you didn’t realize this is the case. This is the beauty of Invisalign and is just one of the reasons why it’s becoming so popular because the aligner technology used to move teeth is virtually invisible. You probably would not even notice if you were talking to someone wearing aligners.


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Dentures vs Implants: Pros and Cons

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Dentures vs Implants

Complete tooth loss is still very common, and more than 36 million Americans are edentulous, meaning they do not have any teeth. If you have lost all your teeth or are facing their loss quite soon, then you have two main choices for their replacement. One option is to have ordinary dentures, or you could consider dental implant treatment which is often regarded as being the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Spokane Family Smiles can provide dentures or dental implants for our patients. Our dentist, Dr. Scott Shumway, has extensive experience in planning and placing dental implants, and treatment can be completed in our comfortable dental practice. You will need a proper consultation with Dr. Shumway to discuss possible options, but this article will let you learn a little more about each choice.


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Front Tooth Replacement Options

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Tooth Replacement Options

Losing a front tooth can be particularly distressing, as, after all, your smile is an important part of your personality. When you cannot smile, laugh and talk freely without feeling embarrassment, it can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. Additionally, it is always important to replace any missing tooth as its loss can affect your remaining natural teeth, decreasing their stability and allowing them to drift out of position. This, in turn, can affect your bite. Here at Spokane Family Smiles, we understand the distress caused by a missing front tooth and will provide you with compassionate and expert dental care to comfortably restore your smile.


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Tips for Finding a Good Dentist Near You

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Dentist near me in Spokane Valley

The right time to choose a good local dentist is ‘NOW.’ When it comes to why you would be looking for a change in which dentist you go to, it could be that you are new to Spokane Valley, circumstances have changed with your family and are looking for a dentist with more experience with your dental health concerns, or are just looking for a new experience! Whatever may be the reason, we are always happy to help you.


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