June 27, 2017
Invisalign

Invisalign for Adults

We believe you’re never too old to straighten your teeth. Many of our patients are adults who are currently undergoing treatment. Did you know that roughly […]
June 20, 2017

On The Go Eats For Clean Teeth

Did you know that certain foods, when eaten, will help to keep your teeth clean? They are known as “detergent foods.” Think of them as the […]
June 12, 2017

Aspartame…How Good Is It For You Really?

Controversy continues to rage over the artificial sweetener aspartame.  Since it was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1981, aspartame has made […]
May 24, 2017

Stay Hydrated for Your Health

  Summer is fast approaching and we all want to be at our healthiest to make the most of the warm weather. Drinking enough fluids is […]
May 9, 2017

Understanding Cavities

A cavity is when bacteria in your mouth destroy the areas of your tooth. A cavity can start out as a tiny area on the enamel […]
May 2, 2017

What is Oral Cancer?!

Oral cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that forms in tissues of the oral cavity (the mouth) or the oropharynx (the part of […]
April 25, 2017

Do Whitening Toothpastes Work?

Whitening toothpastes are effective for removing surface stains from the teeth, but they can’t change the natural tooth color. Those who have noticeable stains from soda, […]
April 17, 2017

Toothbrushes and Floss: The Pros and Cons

Dental tools like toothbrushes, floss, and other teeth cleaning gadgets make up a multi-billion dollar industry. There are so many different oral health care tools on […]
March 28, 2017

Fluoride – Is it Safe?

More than 70 years of scientific research has consistently shown that an optimal level of fluoride in community water is safe and effective in preventing tooth decay by at least […]
March 14, 2017

March 27, 1939: March Madness is Born

The University of Oregon defeats The Ohio State University 46–33 on this day in 1939 to win the first-ever NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Final Four, […]
February 28, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day History and Facts

May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go. –An Irish Toast St Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on […]
February 15, 2017

How to be Happier and Healthier at Work

There is no shortage of studies and reports coming out telling us that some of our common daily routines are rife with unhealthy practices. Some of […]
February 9, 2017

Should I Premedicate for Dental Appointments?

As a dental practice, we meet patients every day who are not familiar with the regulations of antibiotic prophylaxis.  Patients do not know if premedication with […]
February 9, 2017

What is Oil Pulling?

1.    During an “oil pull,” people swish approximately 1 tablespoon of oil around in their mouths for 20 to 30 minutes. 2.    For thousands of years, […]
February 3, 2017

Fun National Heart Month Facts!

75 trillion cells receive blood from the heart. Only the corneas don’t. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to […]
February 2, 2017

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month is a month-long health observance that brings together dental professionals, health care providers, and others to raise awareness about the importance of […]
January 24, 2017

History of Dentistry

Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions, dating back to 7000 B.C. with the Indus Valley Civilization.  However, it wasn’t until 5000 B.C. that descriptions […]
January 17, 2017

Causes of Bad Breath and How to Beat it

It’s embarrassing when someone points out that you have bad breath or politely offers a mint with a knowing smile. There is very little you can […]
January 5, 2017

Concerned About Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?

Tooth decay is the most widespread disease among children today – and it’s almost entirely preventable. Tooth decay is called early childhood carries (cavities) when it […]
January 4, 2017

Time for Your Child’s First Dental Visit?!

It is generally recommended that a child be seen by a dentist by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes […]
December 21, 2016

Santa’s Trip Around the World – How Does He Do It?

Squeezing down narrow chimneys, moving around without being seen or heard, and delivering presents to 700 million children in a single night – it all sounds […]
December 14, 2016

Sugar Consumption’s Effects on Your Teeth

The holidays have arrived, and that means lots of sugary treats are going to be consumed at holiday parties and gatherings. After a holiday, most of […]
December 7, 2016

Amalgam vs. Composite Pros and Cons

By the time you reach adulthood, there’s a fairly good chance that you’ve received at least one filling in a tooth because of tooth decay. Yes? […]
November 23, 2016

Making a New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

A New Year’s resolution is a promise a person makes for the New Year. Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to improve […]
November 15, 2016

Team Building in the Workplace

This weekend, our office participated in one of those painting events where the instructor comes to your location and everyone paints the same picture yet they […]
November 10, 2016

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

When Abe Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was thanks to the tireless efforts of a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale. Her other claim […]
November 9, 2016

Drink Green Tea for Improved Oral Health

Green tea may well be a treat for your taste buds. But new research is suggesting that it benefits the rest of your oral cavity as […]
November 9, 2016

Tips to Avoid Overindulging During the Holidays

With countless cocktail parties, cookie exchanges, and holiday meals this time of year, even the healthiest eaters can be tempted go overboard. Sure, celebrations are a […]
November 9, 2016

History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

The ugly Christmas sweater has become a ubiquitous feature of the holiday season, on par with grumbling about Black Friday or wrestling with the Christmas lights.  […]
November 7, 2016

Pregnancy and Oral Health

As many women know, pregnancy affects the entire body. The surge of hormones during pregnancy can affect oral health, too. Pregnancy gingivitis The increase of the […]
November 3, 2016

Movember

When it comes to their health, too many men don’t talk, don’t take action, and die too young. During Movember, men are challenged to grow a […]
November 3, 2016

7 Foods to Promote Oral Health

A poor diet can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches greatly contribute to the production of plaque acids […]
November 2, 2016

Teeth Whitening

We all want that Hollywood smile with big, white and shinny teeth. But most of us live in the real world filled with teeth staining necessities […]
November 2, 2016

Celebrate National Flossing Day

Did you know the day after Thanksgiving is always National Flossing Day? Perfect timing for getting stuffing or pumpkin pie unstuck from between your teeth! Daily […]
November 2, 2016
Implants-Spokane

Are Implants Right For Me?

If you lose or break a tooth a dental implant may be the best option for restoring your smile. A dental implant is a post made […]
November 2, 2016

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

It is estimated that 20 million people have diabetes, but only two-thirds of these individuals are diagnosed. Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to […]
November 1, 2016

Seal the Deal

In addition to good oral hygiene there are other ways to protect teeth from decay. Dental sealants can protect teeth and seal them off from decay-causing […]