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Which Teeth Whitening Method Should I Choose?

If you’ve been disappointed one too many times by teeth whitening products purchased from a drugstore, you may be ready to try professional teeth whitening. While we can certainly help you with that, it actually may not be the best teeth whitening method for you. Depending on the condition of your teeth, the type of discoloration you have, and other factors, another teeth whitening method ...

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Should I Get Six Month Smiles Braces? (Quiz)

If you’ve got a few crooked teeth or other minor orthodontic issues, you may resist getting braces to correct it. But you can straighten your teeth in six months – or even less time – with Six Month Smiles braces. Though they’re not the best solution for someone with a misaligned bite or other serious orthodontic issues, they work well for problems that affect the “social six,” the ...

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See How Teeth Implants Can Change Your Life [Infographic]

Sometimes we deal with something for so long that it becomes normal. If you have missing teeth, it may have become normal for you to adjust your diet, like chopping up foods or chewing on one side. It may be normal for you now to take out dentures every night before bed. It may be normal for you to speak differently to account for those missing teeth or dentures, which have been known to fall ...

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Help Us Celebrate National Dental Hygienists Week [Photo]

There seems to be a day, week, or month dedicated to everything these days, especially with social media. One special week we never forget falls on the second week of April every year: National Dental Hygienists Week! At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, our patients love Mary, Dr. Ellsworth’s hygienist who has been with us for 24 years! She does a lot around here, more than just ...

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Don’t Let Easter Food & Drink Ruin Your Smile [Blog]

There are many official holidays here in the United States, and you no longer have to be religious to celebrate some of them. That’s very true for Easter. No matter the traditions, people tend to gather with friends and family to enjoy a big Sunday meal — and all that candy! While your family should enjoy themselves no matter how you celebrate this holiday, you need to be careful. There ...

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Restore Your Damaged Teeth With Dental Crowns [Quiz]

Your teeth are strong, but that doesn’t mean they cannot have problems. Whether it’s from a sports injury, neglect, or just a random accident, you could have teeth that are cracked and chipped. If not treated, these minor problems can escalate and you might need to have those teeth removed. Call Family Dental of Spokane Valley today at 509-850-3217 or use our convenient online form to schedule ...

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Trust A Dentist Who Knows About Teeth Whitening Risks [Video]

How do you know if all those teeth whitening products are safe? That’s actually hard because, as Dr. Ellsworth explains below, companies pay good money to spread misleading or even false claims. Some can even damage your teeth! That’s why you need to call Family Dental of Spokane Valley today at 509-850-3217 and make a new appointment. With his years of training and real-world experience, Dr. ...

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Spring Means It’s Time For Family Dental Visits [Blog]

Spring may not be here yet, but you’re probably planning on some spring cleaning activities. After all those months of winter, now is a great time to clean and repair your home. This way, it’s ready for everything that spring (and summer!) throws your way. But what about your family’s teeth? Are they ready for the warmer weather? During these months, your family will be involved in ...

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How Sports Mouthguards Protect You In Spokane Valley, WA [Infographic]

There’s a reason why so many schools and leagues require a mouthguard these days. Not only can you crack or even break your teeth, you can injure your jaw, neck, or even get a concussion. Call us today at 509-850-3217 to get a custom-fitted sports mouthguard. This will obviously protect your teeth and gums, but research suggests this device can reduce your risk of other injuries. And because Dr. ...

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Dentures With Implants Are Secure, Strong, And For You [Video]

You deserve to keep your natural teeth as long as possible. But there are times when you have to replace them. Dental implants work great for individual replacements, but when you have many missing, dentures are a better choice. If you are worried about your dentures moving around or even falling out unexpectedly, then you can make sure your dentures are secure and strong using dentures with ...

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