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October
2017

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NFL Player Learns Importance of Mouth Protection

In his first starting game, rookie Carl Lawson of the Cincinnati Bengals watched two of his teeth take flight right before his eyes while attempting to sack Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer during the Bengals’ winning game Oct. 1.

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October
2017

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Why Seeing a Dentist Before and After Breast Cancer Treatment Is Important

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to Everyday Health, more than 249,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. One aspect of breast cancer awareness that is often forgotten is the patient’s oral health before and after treatment. Treatments like radiation and chemotherapy can have many side effects, some of which can negatively […]

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October
2017

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Tips for the Teething Years

Did you know that most babies are actually born with all 20 of their primary teeth? Of course, the teeth usually aren’t visible yet and lie below the gum line until they start to break through between 6 and 12 months old. Typically, the first teeth to erupt are the bottom two front teeth, followed […]

10
October
2017

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Robot Performs Implant Surgery

Working together over the course of four years, the Stomatological Hospital at Wuhan University and the Robot Institute at Beihang University, both in China, developed Yomi, a robot designed to help human surgeons with the dental implant process. Now, Yomi has successfully performed the first autonomous implant surgery on a patient in China.

10
October
2017

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When Gums Are Itchy

If you’ve never experienced an itching sensation in your gums, you may be surprised to find out that it’s even possible. There are several reasons this can happen, according to Dr. Ken Collins, DDS, of Collins Family Dentistry in Spokane, Washington.

10
October
2017

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Botox Finally Approved By FDA for Forehead Treatments

For over 15 years, Botox has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for frown lines and crow’s feet. Now it has been approved for treating wrinkles on the forehead, according to a spokesperson from parent company Allergan.

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September
2017

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15 Fun Facts About Dental Health

A lot of people think dentistry is boring, but there are plenty of interesting facts and figures that keep dentists — and patients — smiling! Here are 15 fun facts that will have you interested in the fascinating way our mouths, teeth and tongues function.

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September
2017

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Get Healthy and Look Younger All in One Office Visit

Life keeps us busy, and that’s something we understand at Collins Dentistry. That’s why we offer a full lineup of aesthetic services in our office so you can take of your teeth and your beauty treatments all in one visit. Our full-time, licensed and highly trained aesthetician offers everything from skin rejuvenation services to waxing […]

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September
2017

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3 Reasons Patients Love Invisalign

Hearing the news that you need braces, especially when you’re a young adult or teen, can be a serious bummer. You may worry that your days of flawless selfies are over, but thanks to Invisalign clear braces, that doesn’t have to be the case.    At Collins Family Dentistry, clear aligners are one of our […]

13
September
2017

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Is It Possible to Change the Shape of Teeth?

For those who are unhappy with their teeth, it may seem like there are plenty of options to straighten or whiten them. But what about people who are unhappy with the shape of their teeth? Maybe some teeth are smaller in size than others, or some teeth have sharper points or uneven surfaces. Dr. Ken […]