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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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Laser Dentistry: A Better Way To Treat Gums (video)

The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that nearly half of American adults have some form of periodontitis. This is considered an advanced form of gum disease. At one time, a scalpel and stitches were needed to remove infected gum tissue and close it again. At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, WA, we have a better way to deal with gum disease. Laser dentistry allows our dentist to ...

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Whiten Your Smile This Holiday Season (infographic)

If they updated the children’s song “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” for adults, it might be called, “All I Want For Christmas Is My White Smile Back.” Teeth whitening is easily one of the most popular cosmetic services in the United States. It’s also a request we get frequently from our patients at Family Dental of Spokane Valley, WA. But our professional whitening ...

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Is Invisalign or Another Dental Aligner Right for You?

It’s a brave new world in orthodontics. While conventional braces are still the right option to straighten teeth for some folks, others use systems like Invisalign or ClearCorrect. Instead of wires and brackets, Invisalign and ClearCorrect use a series of clear aligners to straighten your teeth. The BPA-free plastic aligners fit snugly over your own teeth. You switch out your aligner for a new ...

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‘This Man Has Changed My Life For The Better’ (video)

Chuck came to Family Dental of Spokane Valley for the first time when he was 25 years old. In fact, it was the first time he’d ever been to see any dentist. As you will hear in the video below, he thought he may need dentures. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. Dr. Ellsworth was able to find a long-term solution including orthodontics that will help Chuck keep his teeth for a long ...

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Why Mini Dental Implants Are a Big Deal

Most folks see a strong jaw as an attractive facial feature. It’s also important for dental procedures, notably for dental implants. But what if you do not have a strong jaw? Does that mean you can’t get a dental implant to replace your lost tooth or teeth? Some people do not have enough bone density in their jaw to support a dental implant. Your bone weakens if you lose a tooth. Teeth ...

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