13
April
2017

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Many Dental Practices Now Treating More Than Just Teeth

It’s not breaking news that many people don’t look forward to their dental appointments. Dentists like Dr. Ken Collins, DDS, of Collins Dentistry and Aesthetics in Spokane, Washington are trying to change that. “At our practice, we specialize in family and cosmetic dentistry, but we also have a licensed esthetician on staff that offers waxing, […]

13
April
2017

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Autism’s Unique Oral Health Challenges

The month of April has been formally recognized as Autism Awareness Month by Congress since 1984 but was started in the early 1970s by the Autism Society. According to the CDC, autism is the fastest growing severe developmental disability in the United States. One in every 68 babies born in the United States will be […]

13
April
2017

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The Shadow of Space: Black Triangles

Have you ever seen someone with black triangles in their smile? Even though you may not recall it, you likely have. These black triangles appear in about one-third of American’s mouths in the spaces between the teeth and. The shadow from the inside of the mouth creates the illusion of black triangles when in fact, […]

07
April
2017

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Weird Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste is one of those items we just couldn’t and certainly shouldn’t live without. But are you using it to its full potential? Here are some other uses for your favorite non-gel toothpaste. Shoe Cleaner You can actually clean multiple types of shoes with toothpaste. Leather shoes with scuff marks can usually be fixed with […]

06
April
2017

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Cosmetic Dentistry Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

When most people hear the term cosmetic dentistry, they may think it’s all about teeth whitening. Although teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic procedure, there are so many other aspects of cosmetic dentistry that are offered to help a patient truly attain that picture perfect smile of their dreams. Here are some common complaints […]

03
April
2017

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Dreaming of Losing Teeth

According to the National Institute of Health, we dream on average 2 hours or more each night, and these dreams occur almost exclusively during REM sleep. This cycle of sleep is characterized by rapid eye movement, hence the name, and accounts for about 25% of your overall sleep cycle. There’s no clear answer as to […]

14
March
2017

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Protection Against Concussions for Young Athletes

With the spring sports season just around the corner, parents and players are starting to think about equipment, practices, games and some good, healthy competition. However, with the recent spotlight on concussions due to sports related injuries, parents around the nation are understandably worried. Researchers are busy looking for solutions to minimize the risks while […]

09
March
2017

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Never Worry About Teeth Stains Again

Wondering what all the hype is about when it comes to porcelain veneers? Started in Hollywood to improve the teeth of stars on the big screen, the almost instant results and the wide range of issues that veneers can fix have made them wildly popular. Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, people around the nation […]

08
March
2017

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3 Myths Perpetuating the Fear of Root Canals

One of the most feared dental procedures of all time is the root canal. The interesting part is the ones who fear them most are the ones who have never had to have one. Those who have had root canals know that thanks to modern advances in dental technology, the procedure is typically painless. This […]

07
March
2017

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Ten Crazy Facts About Teeth

Everybody loves fun facts. Maybe you store away all your little-known tidbits of information for trivia night or for the day your dreams come true, and you make it onto Jeopardy. Whatever the reason, here are ten interesting and not very well known facts about teeth.