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Sleep Apnea and OSA – Risks and Treatment Options

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Spokane Valley WA Dentist
When regular breathing is interrupted for 10 seconds or more during sleep, a person might be suffering from Sleep Apnea or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). As a serious disorder that can only be diagnosed by a sleep specialist, many are surprised to learn that dental professionals are often the first
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Tooth Extraction—Why Remove Permanent Teeth?

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Spokane Valley WA General Dentist
It’s true—permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and preventative dentistry aims to help preserve them. Yet, there are several reasons why tooth extraction is necessary. A few of those reasons are discussed below. When tooth decay is severe enough to threaten the pulp of a tooth, for instance, bacteria
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Dental Exams: Early Detection For Oral Cancer?

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Spokane Valley WA General Dental Care
While most associate dental examinations with teeth cleaning, dental professionals view regular examinations as opportunities to assess and detect early signs of disease, including oral cancer. This is one reason why dentists urge patients not to forego regular checkups. Though cleanings are important for
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The Danger of Having a Dry Mouth

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10 Dental Tips for Healthies Teeth
When there is an insufficient amount of saliva in the mouth, or when salivary glands do not function properly, individuals may begin to experience dry mouth. Medically referred to as Xerostomia, dry mouth is not a dental disease. However, saliva plays a critical role in the washing away of bacteria,
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Six Month Smiles: A Sensible Solution

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Six Month Smiles
There’s no question that traditional orthodontics remain an effective means of straightening one’s smile. Yet, with a growing number of patients seeking to avoid metal braces, Six Month Smiles is a sensible and short-term orthodontic solution with a discreet design. To better understand, the READ MORE

Put a Stop To Bleeding Gums

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Periodontal Gum Solution
Perhaps you’ve noticed your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth. While you may think that a little bleeding is okay, The National Library of Medicine explains that bleeding gums are an indication of early-stage gum disease. Furthermore, dental professionals note that bleeding is a result
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What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?

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Implant Supported Dentures
If you are familiar with the idea of dentures, you’ll know that regular dentures rest on gum tissues and are attached to adjacent teeth that are crowned. Yet, when individuals do not have teeth in their jaw, implant-supported dentures are an exciting solution, given that the patient has enough bone
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The Versatility of Dental Crowns

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Spokane Dentist with new patient
When it comes to restoring the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a tooth, dental crowns are among the most versatile restorations used in dentistry. Sometimes referred to as a “cap,” crowns are comprised of materials such as plastic, stainless steel,
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Anxiety Free Dentistry

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Do you cringe at the thought of having your teeth examined? Perhaps you’ve had a terrifying experience at the dentist, and you cannot imagine ever receiving treatment again. In either case, it is possible to experience anxiety-free dentistry with the right level of sedation. Sometimes called “sleep dentistry,” READ MORE

Make The Brightest Impression

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Toothbrush and Floss
While it’s true that you should never judge a book by its cover, a smile is ultimately what shapes others’ perception of us. Dental professionals note that a individuals with brighter, whiter teeth are assumed to be more friendly, more healthy, and more successful. On the other hand, patients report
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