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Are My Gums at Risk? [quiz]

Did you know that gum disease — not tooth decay — is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults? This common condition is easily reversible if caught early, but can be dangerous if left untreated. And it does not always exhibit symptoms in its earliest stages. This is just one reason why regular dental checkups are so important. While anyone can get gum disease, certain people are more ...

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Pregnancy and Dental Health [video]

It’s always important to practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly. But when you’re pregnant, it’s especially critical. Did you know that hormone fluctuations during pregnancy make you more susceptible to gum inflammation and bleeding? And as your baby’s teeth begin developing while in utero, it’s critical that you eat a nutritious, calcium-rich diet. To learn more ...

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Don't Lose Your Teeth to Gum Disease

When you come to Family Dental of Spokane Valley for a checkup, we do not just examine your teeth. We are also looking for inflammation and other early signs of periodontal disease. It’s vitally important to keep on top of gum health. Gum disease is associated with a number of serious systemic health problems, and it — not tooth decay — is the leading cause of tooth loss in ...

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Design Your Own Smile Makeover [infographic]

Maybe your teeth are looking a little stained, worn down, a bit crooked — or all of the above. And maybe you are ready to finally give yourself the beautiful, flaunt-worthy smile you’ve always wanted. A smile makeover is not one technique, but a custom-designed plan incorporating the cosmetic dental procedures that will best fit your needs, timeline, and budget. At Family Dental of Spokane ...

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Teach Kids to Brush Right [video]

We get it. Young children can be wriggly, uncooperative, and resistant to brushing their teeth. But it’s essential to instill good habits at a young age if you want your kids to have the best chance for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. This video from the American Dental Association is packed with helpful information for parents about proper brushing technique and ways to make this ...

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Don't Be Blindsided by a Dental Emergency

It can happen in an instant. You fall off a bike. Your child gets hit in the mouth with a soccer ball. Sometimes, dental pain comes on without any obvious cause. We understand that time is critical in any dental emergency situation. At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we offer same-day appointments for urgent matters, and as early as 7 a.m. We may even be able to see you outside of regular ...

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Keep Your Smile Healthy through the Holidays

Sparkling lights and colorful decorations are going up on houses and in yards. Maybe you’ve already made your annual trip to the Christmas tree farm. And beloved holiday treats — the ones that only make an appearance during this most joyous time of year — are showing up on store shelves. The holiday season has arrived, which means warm family gatherings, festive parties, celebration of ...

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"Exactly What I’m Looking for in a Dentist" [video]

Bill spent a lifetime fearing the dentist. That ended when he started coming to Family Dental of Spokane Valley. He loves that his procedures, including crowns, have been utterly pain-free. He loves that the doctor shares his attention to detail and precision. “Dr. Ellsworth treats my mouth as though it was his own and wants me to come away just like he would want to come away from a dental ...

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You Should Understand Your Family Dentist (video)

Finding a family dentist is important. Jennifer is happy that she found Family Dental of Spokane Valley, WA. In the video below, she discusses how she and her family feel about our team. She appreciates how we listen to her concerns and explain things without confusing dental jargon. To experience this family-friendly approach to dental care for yourself, call 509-850-3217 or contact us online. ...

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Should You Use an Electric Toothbrush?

When it comes to dental care, the electric toothbrush vs. manual toothbrush question is a debate along the lines of Sony PlayStation vs. Microsoft Xbox. While each side has its supporters, it really comes down to which features are important to you and your family. Both the electric toothbrush and manual toothbrush clean your family’s teeth. You just need to determine which features, if any, ...

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