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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.

The Connection Between Diabetes and Dental Health

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Diabetes and your Oral Health

At Spokane Family Smiles, we strive to give our patients a healthier smile. Dr. Shumway always stresses the importance of regular check-ups and preventive treatments. November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness about diabetes and its devastating effects on the body. Your oral health and body are interconnected. Diabetes affects your dental health, and vice versa.


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Things to Look For When Picking An Emergency Dentist

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How to Find an Emergency Dentist

Dental emergencies are like uninvited guests. You can have a severe tooth pain after having a sip of cola or your kid may come home with a broken tooth after accidentally falling down. When it comes to you and your families health, you don’t want to take any risks. It is always better to plan ahead to ensure optimal oral health.


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Top 10 Dental Questions

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Top 10 Dental QuestionsAt Spokane Family Smiles, we always encourage patients to ask questions about their dental health. We believe in informing our patients sufficiently during each dental appointment. However, it is always good to be proactive and ask constructive questions that can help you maintain your dental health in a better way.


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Top 5 Benefits of Invisalign over Braces

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Invisalign Spokane ValleyOrthodontic problems increase the risk of dental caries, gum diseases and affect your facial profile. You may have low self-esteem due to crooked and misaligned teeth. Do you hide your teeth behind your lips due to the gap between your front teeth? Do you want to improve your facial aesthetics? These issues can be corrected by orthodontic treatment to give you a dazzling smile.


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4 Tips For Fast Recovery From Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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Wisdom Teeth RecoveryWisdom teeth or third molars erupt in the mouth between 18-25 years of age. At Spokane Family Smiles, we believe that wisdom teeth are an important part of dentition, and so Dr. Shumway always makes every effort to save the tooth from extraction. However, you may need a wisdom tooth removal due to caries, tooth fracture or most commonly due to impaction.


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Differences Between IV Sedation & General Anesthesia

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Sedation DentistryMany research studies show that patients may even avoid going to a dentist due to dental fear. Do you belong to this group and fear that your dental visit will be a ‘painful’ episode? You can set your mind at ease as the advancements in dental technology and materials can make your dental treatment relaxing and comfortable. 


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How to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentist

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Woman enjoying her Cosmetic DentistryWith the realm of aesthetic dentistry getting popular, everyone wants the picture-perfect smile in their selfies and pictures. If you’re considering teeth whitening or a smile makeover, it is important that you choose the best cosmetic dentist. These essential pointers can help you in making the right decision.


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Why Are Dental Implants The Right Choice For You?

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Older man smilingDo you want the perfect replacement of your missing tooth? Or are you looking for other options as you are not happy with your dentures? Whether you have lost a single tooth or you have no teeth in your mouth, dental implants can give you the results you have always wished.


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Why should you visit a Dentist for Teeth Whitening?

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professional whitened smilePeople judge by appearance and tooth discoloration can give an indication of negligence towards oral hygiene. Nevertheless, professional teeth whitening helps you regain back your beautiful smile.


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The Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

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Dental VisitAt Spokane Family Smiles, Dr. Shumway and his team always emphasize the importance of proactive dental care. The preventative regimen helps to maintain the oral as well as the overall health of your entire family. Regular dental appointments with Dr. Shumway and his team are not only about diagnosing dental problems and treating them but also involve the steps for prevention of gum diseases.

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