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Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety? [quiz]

Lots of people get a little nervous before their dental appointments, but if you suffer from dental anxiety, you may truly fear the dentist. So much so that you may actually go without checkups and other essential care. This, of course, puts you at risk for poor oral health and needing more extensive dental work in the future. At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we offer a more ...

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How a Root Canal Stops Pain & Saves Your Tooth

Root canal procedures don’t deserve the bad reputation that still follows them. Root canals were first introduced in 1838. Understandably, they were painful to undergo and weren’t always successful. In the late 19th century, Dr. Weston Price, a dentist, wrote a paper – now completely debunked – claiming that root canals actually introduced bacteria into the body and caused a wide range ...

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We’ve Got You Covered in a Dental Emergency [video]

David has a sweet tooth. And even though he knows he’s not supposed to eat chewy sweets due to his dental crowns, he just can’t help himself. So he’s a regular dental emergency patient at Family Dental of Spokane Valley. And even when a crown comes off at an inconvenient time — like at 8 p.m. on a Friday night — he knows that someone will meet him at the office on the weekend and bond ...

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Orthodontics for All Ages

Crooked or misaligned teeth impact the wellbeing and self-esteem of many people. This is just as true for adults as it is for teens, but there are different treatment considerations for both groups. Adults tend to focus much more on the esthetic (appearance) aspects of orthodontic treatment. They tend to be highly invested in getting straight, attractive teeth but they’re less willing to ...

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Complete Your Smile with a Dental Bridge [infographic]

Is your smile missing a tooth (or multiple adjacent teeth)? A dental bridge is a custom restoration that’s composed of two crowns that support an artificial tooth, or pontic. You will be able to chew and smile with confidence once again. For a beautiful and functional dental bridge in Spokane Valley, WA, call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217. Or fill out our online contact ...

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A Comfortable Root Canal [video]

Mark loves the friendly, professional service he and his family receive at Family Dental of Spokane Valley. He has had more than one root canal performed by Dr. Ellsworth, and was impressed that the doctor made the procedure so easy and painless. “Everything’s done right. I have no complaints about it. . . . When you’re done you’re like ‘Oh, was that it?’” For a comfortable ...

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Customize Your Smile with a Smile Makeover

There are very few naturally-occuring perfect smiles. For everyone else, Dr. Craig Ellsworth of Family Dental of Spokane Valley provides customized Smile Makeover services to give them the gorgeous smile they’ve always wanted. What is a Smile Makeover? Smile Makeovers combine a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry techniques and orthodontics (tooth straightening) as needed. Everyone’s ...

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Make Your Smile Whole with Mini Dental Implants

If you have permanent teeth missing from your smile, you’ve likely heard about the wonders of dental implants. That they they are the best looking, most functional, and most lifelike tooth-replacement option (all true). And maybe you’ve visited your dentist, full of excitement, only to be told that your jawbone is not healthy enough to support a conventional implant’s titanium post. ...

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Is It Time to Book a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation? [quiz]

Do you have a tendency to hide your teeth behind your hand or smile with your mouth closed? If you do get a glimpse of your pearly whites in the mirror or in photographs, do you feel a twinge of embarrassment? A blemished grin can cause diminished self-esteem and hold you back personally and professionally. At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we offer cosmetic dentistry procedures for all ...

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Dr. Ellsworth Discusses Modern Dentures [video]

Do dentures have a place in modern dentistry? At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we believe that keeping one’s natural teeth is the always the best option, and we strive for that whenever possible. But if we can’t save your teeth, dentures remain a viable option. Today we can even combine them with dental implants for extra stability. In this video, Dr. Ellsworth discusses dentures and ...

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Do You Suffer from Dental Anxiety? [quiz]

Lots of people get a little nervous before their dental appointments, but if you suffer from dental anxiety, you may truly fear the dentist. So much so that you may actually go without checkups and other essential care. This, of course, puts you at risk for poor ...

Read More
How a Root Canal Stops Pain & Saves Your Tooth

Root canal procedures don’t deserve the bad reputation that still follows them. Root canals were first introduced in 1838. Understandably, they were painful to undergo and weren’t always successful. In the late 19th century, Dr. Weston Price, a dentist, wrote a ...

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