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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Want to Defeat Dental Anxiety? Here Is How.

Do you have dental anxiety? Or maybe someone close to you does? It’s not a surprise, given how dentists are portrayed in popular culture. Real dentists are nice people – really – but you’d never know it from movies like “Marathon Man.” If you’ve seen the 1976 film, you probably cringe when thinking of the scene where a Nazi dentist played by Laurence Olivier tortures Dustin Hoffman ...

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4 Oral Hygiene Habits to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we are always happy to welcome our patients! Dr. Craig Ellsworth performs a wide variety of procedures, from teeth contouring to root canals. We pride ourselves on solving the majority of your family’s dental needs without referring you to outside doctors. Still, we realize you and your family may be less excited about seeing us than we are about seeing you. ...

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Family Dental of Spokane Valley Blog

Welcome to the Family Dental of Spokane Valley blog. Here we will provide useful articles that will help you take good care of your family’s teeth. We’ll even have quizzes and infographics you can share with your kids to make learning about dental health as entertaining as possible! To kick off our blog, we’ve highlighted some of the features we think sets our Spokane Valley, WA dentist ...

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