Cosmetic Dentistry Spokane » Blog https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:10:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fluoride in the Water: Safe or Savagehttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/fluoride-in-the-water-safe-or-savage/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/fluoride-in-the-water-safe-or-savage/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:53:10 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3642 Depending on who you listen to, the introduction of public programs fluoridating drinking water was either one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century, or it is an environmental scourge responsible for genetic mutations, infertility, and a number of cancers. It can be hard to tell who to listen to, […]

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Depending on who you listen to, the introduction of public programs fluoridating drinking water was either one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th Century, or it is an environmental scourge responsible for genetic mutations, infertility, and a number of cancers. It can be hard to tell who to listen to, and what claims are fact versus fantasy. Drs. Ken and Marty Collins of Collins Dental and Aesthetic encourage their patients to use dental products containing fluoride as directed and always encourage their patients to follow the ADA’s recommendations.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has published a 71-page primer called Fluoridation Facts that cites more than 350 scientific references that claim that fluoride in the water occurs naturally as well as artificially, and helps prevent dental decay. Vocal minority organizations such as the Fluoride Action Network takes an opposite view and has published their 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoride.

One thing to bear in mind is that fluoride used in dental procedures and products can be toxic in large doses and is intended to be expelled and not swallowed. Because babies and children under five are less capable of expelling toxins from their bodies and somewhat prone to the temptation to eat toothpaste and swallow it, it is important that parents provide them with their own toothpaste that is specially formulated without fluoride for their age group.

For those concerned about fluoride toxicity due to fluoridation in the public water supply, Drs. Collins reminds patients of the import role fluoride plays in their dental health and the ramifications of the lack of fluoride. Do your own research and trust the most reputable sources. Healthy teeth lead to a healthy body!

If you would like to learn more about safe and effective use of fluoride in your dental care or schedule a cleaning, call our office at 509-368-7788.

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It’s Not TMJ; It’s TMDhttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/its-not-tmj-its-tmd/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/its-not-tmj-its-tmd/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:33:06 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3640 According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over 10 million Americans suffer from jaw pain associated with the temporomandibular joint. It affects not only the jaw but also the ears and neck, often causing migraines and body aches and pains. For most, the pain cycles in and out of severity, and many […]

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According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, over 10 million Americans suffer from jaw pain associated with the temporomandibular joint. It affects not only the jaw but also the ears and neck, often causing migraines and body aches and pains. For most, the pain cycles in and out of severity, and many suffer for years before deciding even to look into what is causing it.

What is TMJ

TMJ actually stands for the temporomandibular joint. This joint connects your jaw to the bones in your skull, the temporal bones.

What is TMD

If TMJ is the joint, TMD refers to the disorders that affect this joint, aptly called TMD (temporomandibular joint disorders). The joints affected by TMD can be felt by placing your fingertips on your face in front of your ears and opening your mouth. When you do this, you can feel the joint moving as you open and close your mouth. The muscles surrounding this joint are responsible for controlling how it moves, and you can thank them for your ability to talk to a friend, chew your favorite food and even yawn when you are trying to survive that mid-day slump without a nap.

Symptoms of TMD

Dr. Ken Collins, DDS, member of the Spokane Makeover Team and top area dentist several years in a row, describes the symptoms of TMD:

“When a patient’s bite is out of whack, a plethora of problems can ensue. One of the most commonly known issues is a TMJ related disorder. This can lead to headaches, neck, jaw and shoulder pain. Some don’t realize it can even lead to dizziness and ringing in the ears. But this misalignment of the jaw, also called occlusion, can lead to the wearing down of teeth, which exposes nerves and can be incredibly painful. When the bite doesn’t come together properly, and teeth begin to wear, chewing your food or even just talking can lead to agony.”

Other symptoms can include popping/clicking when opening and closing the mouth, grinding of the teeth, clenching of the jaw and ringing in the ears.

Causes of TMD

The research is still out on the entire list of causes, but some have been identified. These include:

Health care measure such as intubation

Congenital issues

Bad dentistry

Bad habits such as nail biting

Trauma from an accident

Three Types of TMD

Muscle-Related

This is the most common TMD. It usually causes ear and jaw pain, especially when chewing food or gum.

Trauma Related

This type of TMD can range drastically in severity. Car accidents, trauma to the head and sports injuries are the leading external causes. Surprisingly, clenching and grinding of the teeth are one of the main causes of acute/trauma related TMD.

Degenerative/Arthritic Related

This is the most severe type. Changes to the jaw and shifting of the teeth alter the alignment of the teeth and the jaw. Extreme pain when chewing, biting or any similar motion is usually hard to miss when someone is experiencing this kind of TMD.

How It Is Treated

Treatment for TMD varies widely according to the dental philosophy of the provider.

Conservative treatments usually begin with stabilization splints, also known as bite guards. These may relieve pain but do not treat the disorder

Irreversible treatments include surgery such as breaking and realigning the jaw and surgically replacing the jaw joints with artificial implants.

Thanks to dentists specializing in a method called Neuromuscular Dentistry many treatments actually perfect the look of a patient’s smile while treating the cause of the pain.

In Coronoplasty, the teeth are contoured and reshaped to help the top and bottom jaws align straighter. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers can also be used to help change the bite with the side effects including a beautiful, new smile.

Many are shocked to find out Botox injections are actually a widely used treatment for TMD. Dr. Collins tells us why,

“Tension in your face muscles pull on your jaw and fatigue your jaw joint. TMD also creates tension in your face, neck, and shoulders. This creates other uncomfortable or disruptive symptoms. The FDA-approved botulinum toxin serum targets and relaxes these muscles to alleviate symptoms such as jaw pain and mobility, headaches, neck and shoulder tensions, tingling extremities, and tinnitus (phantom buzzing in your inner ear). “

The treatments for TMD have evolved drastically since the discovery of this disorder. Thanks to modern technology, you can now solve a painful problem while also getting the smile of your dreams. Sounds like a win-win.

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Invisalign or Braces?https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/invisalign-or-braces/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/invisalign-or-braces/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:30:31 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3638 Every day, modern science and medicine are discovering new ways to help us attain the health and beauty we aspire to. When Invisalign hit the market, those who suffered from crooked and crowded teeth lined the blocks in hopes of finally getting their dream smile without the dreaded metal brackets. Some of the excitement could […]

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Every day, modern science and medicine are discovering new ways to help us attain the health and beauty we aspire to. When Invisalign hit the market, those who suffered from crooked and crowded teeth lined the blocks in hopes of finally getting their dream smile without the dreaded metal brackets.

Some of the excitement could also be thanks to their $31 million television campaign which New York Times dubbed the “most aggressive consumer advertising plan the dental profession has ever seen.” Regardless, most people assumed the days of metal bracket braces were over and done with for good. Now that the obsession has died down, and people are starting to accept that metal braces are not going anywhere we decided to look into the big picture of which treatment is truly better.

There are obvious pros and cons to each and there are also less obvious. Personal research is recommended before making any decisions. The best first step would be to talk with your dentist to find out if you are even a candidate for Invisalign before fretting about which is best. Most patients with bridgework, back tooth bite issues, cross bites, malocclusions and very crooked or crowded teeth will not be candidates for Invisalign. Some dentists report over half the patients coming into their practices hoping for Invisalign are just not good candidates and will see better results with traditional braces.

Dr. Kenneth Collins, one of the top Spokane area dentists, offers both services in his office and explains why,

“Even with innovations in orthodontic treatment, there are still times when traditional wire-and-bracket braces will hands-down give you the best possible results. We believe in Invisalign, and we offer them alongside our traditional braces. But we also know that they have their limitations. Although they’re getting better, they’re still not able to accomplish all the things that traditional braces can do. Because traditional braces have been around for much longer, we have greater experience in their consistency and in many cases we just know that braces will work, and we might not be 100% certain Invisalign will work for these patients.”

One of the top draws of Invisalign is that they are removable, making brushing and eating easier. They are made of smooth material so they don’t cut or irritate the inside of the lips and mouth. They must be worn at least 22 hours a day. They also need to be changed every two weeks, sometimes requiring more visits to the dentist than traditional braces. To prevent teeth discoloration, they must be removed and cleaned after every single meal. They require much more self-discipline to keep them in the full 22 hours a day, to clean and care for them properly and to remember to remove them before meals. This is why they are often only recommended for older teens and adults.

For moderate cases, Invisalign is often an excellent choice. Sometimes, in complicated cases, Invisalign just isn’t an option until further in the process when the teeth have been corrected to a less severe state of misalignment.

Metal or clear braces have become more comfortable with modern dental advances. They need to be adjusted on average every four weeks, making trips to the dentist sometimes less often than those with Invisalign. Traditional braces can treat far more complicated issues than Invisalign. They are also more affordable on average. The risk of staining or discoloration where the brackets are often placed deters people from choosing this option. It can also be difficult to eat certain foods while wearing metal or clear braces. With advances in teeth whitening procedures, staining should not be a primary concern when evaluating your situation but always consult with your dentist for specific questions and concerns.

Which one is better? The short answer is, it depends. The best way to find out is to make sure you find a dentist or orthodontist that offers both choices to be sure you are getting access to the best possible options for you. At the end of the day, getting the results you want is more important than anything and talking with your dentist and weighing the pros and cons of each should help you make the choice that is right for you.

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What is a Neuromuscular Dentist?https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/what-is-a-neuromuscular-dentist/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/what-is-a-neuromuscular-dentist/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:28:43 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3636 Although it has been around since 1967, many people have no idea what you are talking about when you mention neuromuscular dentistry (NMD, for short). The most basic explanation is that while traditional dentists focus on only the teeth, a neuromuscular dentist concentrates on the teeth, joints and muscles. Each receives individual attention while also […]

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Although it has been around since 1967, many people have no idea what you are talking about when you mention neuromuscular dentistry (NMD, for short). The most basic explanation is that while traditional dentists focus on only the teeth, a neuromuscular dentist concentrates on the teeth, joints and muscles. Each receives individual attention while also being evaluated from a larger point-of-view to ensure everything is working together as it should.

Dr. Ken Collins, DDS, renowned Spokane dentist and the youngest neuromuscular dentist to be selected as a clinical instructor at the now famous Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, helps explain the difference,

“Unlike the traditional dentist whose primary concern is the health of your teeth, a neuromuscular dentist is concerned with the total health of the patient as it pertains to their bite. This, of course, involves your teeth, but it also includes your bones, muscles, tendons and nerves. Every procedure is performed just a little bit differently than other dentists. A neuromuscular dentist is trained in identifying and treating TMJ and can provide relief for those symptoms your doctor may not be able to treat—may not even believe.”

Any dental procedure a patient is considering has a better chance at success in the eyes of a neuromuscular dentist if it is evaluated and planned for regarding the process itself and how it will affect the other teeth, muscles and joints. The philosophy of Neuromuscular dentistry appears to project Aristotle’s thinking when he said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”.

The skills that set a neuromuscular dentist apart from the rest of the pack does not end with their knowledge of jaw-joint disorders. Dr. Collins gives us some insight into the bigger picture of NMD.

“Neuromuscular dentistry is more than just treating TMJ disorders; it’s an entirely different way of looking at dentistry that can improve the appearance, comfort, and durability of your dental restorations. For example, if you crack a tooth your traditional dentist may want to just put a crown on it, but a neuromuscular dentist will ask ‘why did that tooth crack’ and identify the bite imbalance that will eventually crack that proposed dental crown the same way it did the original tooth.”

There are two extremely exciting reasons to get the word out about neuromuscular dentistry and all it has to offer.

First, many of the treatments that are performed to solve the problems that are causing pain in the jaw also include getting a smile makeover. How is this possible? Many of the procedures performed by a neuromuscular dentist also straighten the teeth and reshape them. Extreme cases may even require treatment that calls for a full mouth makeover. One surprising method used in neuromuscular dentistry is Botox injections. Facial muscles play a large role in your overall jaw health, and neuromuscular dentistry doesn’t believe in letting any part of the bigger picture go unchecked.

The second reason involves massage. The specialized machinery used in some therapies performed by neuromuscular dentists have been described as jaw massages by satisfied patients.

It sounds like neuromuscular dentistry could possibly change the way the world views a visit to the dentist. As the healthcare industry evolves, patients find themselves searching for providers that care about their overall health and wellness. A group of specially trained dentists may have found themselves offering exactly what the American population is searching for.

As word spreads about this special field of dentistry, former perceptions are being erased and replaced with experiences that sound more like a much-needed spa day than an unpleasant necessity.

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Foods that are Good for Your Gumshttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/foods-that-are-good-for-your-gums/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/foods-that-are-good-for-your-gums/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:32:04 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3633 As dentists, we tend to look very carefully at how our patients care for their gums regarding their activities like chewing, brushing, flossing and rinsing. Our biggest goal is for patients to have healthy teeth and gums, and sometimes we spend so much time talking about what people do with their mouths that we don’t […]

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As dentists, we tend to look very carefully at how our patients care for their gums regarding their activities like chewing, brushing, flossing and rinsing. Our biggest goal is for patients to have healthy teeth and gums, and sometimes we spend so much time talking about what people do with their mouths that we don’t provide enough counsel about what they put in their mouths. For this blog, Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins at Collins Dental & Aesthetic have decided to share some foods that can help you have a happy mouth.

Anti-inflammatory foods
One of the keys to keeping a healthy mouth is keeping your gums free of inflammation. Nutritionists and herbalists tout a number of foods that have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation in the mouth and throughout the entire body. Some examples of anti-inflammatory foods include coconut oil, ginger, spinach, kale, tuna, walnuts, cherries, and olive oil. Sounds like great ingredients for a salad!

Detergent foods
Detergent foods are foods that help scrub plaque bacteria away from your teeth and gums while you chew. Examples include hard cheeses, apples, carrots and celery sticks.

Foods that fortify your teeth and reduce acid
Not only do milk and cheese contain calcium that helps strengthen and protect your teeth and bones. They also contain a protein called casein that has been found by researchers to help neutralize acids in the mouth. So as you enjoy your fruit salad, chase it with a glass of milk to prevent acid erosion from oranges, pineapples and other acidic but tasty treats.

The perfect smile requires a combination of keeping your mouth clean and eating right. To schedule a professional cleaning, call our office at 509-368-7788.

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Aren’t Braces So 1985?https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/arent-braces-so-1985/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/arent-braces-so-1985/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:21:38 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3631 While the 1980s may have inspired any number of revivals in film, television, music and fashion, the brace face isn’t one of them.  That’s not to say that crooked smiles are any more in style than they were in yesteryear.  Braces have actually been improving people’s oral function and aesthetics since time immemorial, and were […]

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While the 1980s may have inspired any number of revivals in film, television, music and fashion, the brace face isn’t one of them.  That’s not to say that crooked smiles are any more in style than they were in yesteryear.  Braces have actually been improving people’s oral function and aesthetics since time immemorial, and were contemplated by the likes of Hippocrates and Aristotle between 300-400 BC.  Archaeologists have found jawbones in a Roman tomb that had teeth bound by brackets, gold wire and an elastic like ligature wire.  Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins of Collins Dental & Aesthetic offer modern day braces and aligners to their patients in the Spokane and Spokane Valley area.

 

So what about Invisalign?  That started in the 1990s, right?  Wrong.  The concept of a solid band aligner to reshape the jaw was invented by a French dentist named Pierre Fauchard in 1754.  Fauchard called his invention of a horseshoe shaped Iron aligner “the Bandeaux.”  The only thing modern about Invisalign and other popular clear aligners today is that they are made of clear plastic.

 

Granted modern day aligners and braces are probably far more comfortable and fine-tuned than their ancient predecessors, there is one thing that history has made abundantly clear:  The pursuit of the aesthetically pleasing straight-toothed smile will never go out of style. 

 

As for how to get it, Drs. Collins offer both braces and Invisalign and are well versed in the differences between them to help patients discern which option will help them achieve the most desirable results.  To schedule a consultation, call our office at 509-368-7788.

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Your Mouth Deserves Better than Dr. Googlehttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/your-mouth-deserves-better-than-dr-google/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/your-mouth-deserves-better-than-dr-google/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:31:56 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3625 Your mouth is a window into you.  It is a gateway from which you give and receive words, smiles, food, beverages, kisses, and air.  It’s one of the most important parts of your body.  So why do so many people let their oral care rest in the hands of the dentist that ranks at the […]

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Your mouth is a window into you.  It is a gateway from which you give and receive words, smiles, food, beverages, kisses, and air.  It’s one of the most important parts of your body.  So why do so many people let their oral care rest in the hands of the dentist that ranks at the top of a google search or insurance directory?  Doesn’t your mouth deserve better than Dr. Google?  Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins of Collins Dental & Aesthetic have been caring for patients in the Spokane/Spokane Valley area who require someone better than a name spit out by a search engine or directory.

So, aside from checking the boxes on your list for, “covered by my insurance carrier,” and “in my metro area,” there are a lot of things you might want to factor into your decision making process.  First and most importantly, there are actually more categories of dental specialization than “family” and “cosmetic.”  Some dentists have special training in understanding the musculoskeletal relationships between your head, neck and jaw to better help patients who have problems with migraines, sleep apnea, and jaw pain.  Some dentists take an amputational approach to restorations for cavities that involves more intensive drilling and filling than others who try to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.  Some dentists undergo additional endodontic training to really understand your gums and how to keep them healthy, which in turn, has an impact on your overall health.

Additionally, you will want to consider factors such as personality, financing options, and communication style to choose a dentist willing and able to operate within your comfort zones for time, finances, and tolerance for pain/sedation.

At Collins Dental & Aesthetic, you can have the best as all of these, in a spa like atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy facial rejuvenation as well.  The staff keeps you informed and comfortable every step of the way from setting an appointment to in and out of the dentist’s chair.  Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins specialize in all the areas described above.  To book an appointment, call our office at 509-368-7788.

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What You Should Know Before You Toss the Flosshttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/what-you-should-know-before-you-toss-the-floss/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/what-you-should-know-before-you-toss-the-floss/#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:55:38 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3623 Social Media was taken by storm recently when one journalist shed light on a long forgotten but unguarded secret:  There is no scientific proof by which the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) or other government health agencies can support the American Dental Association’s (ADA) claim that flossing ones teeth improves gum health or overall health.  […]

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Social Media was taken by storm recently when one journalist shed light on a long forgotten but unguarded secret:  There is no scientific proof by which the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) or other government health agencies can support the American Dental Association’s (ADA) claim that flossing ones teeth improves gum health or overall health.  Drs. Ken and Marnie Collins of Collins Dental & Aesthetic urge patients to bear in mind that just because there hasn’t been any scientific research conducted on the subject, does not necessarily refute the benefit that dentists have observed anecdotally for the last 3½ decades.

Government organizations like the FDA are bound by strict policies pertaining to the burden of scientific proof they must obtain before publicly endorsing recommendations for food, drugs, medical supplies, and procedures.  What the FDA can tell you publicly is that while there is no proof flossing is beneficial, there is also no proof that it is in any way harmful or should be discontinued.

Since 1979 the ADA, and most dentists, have recommended that patients brush and floss their teeth twice a day.  Dentists have observed that the combined practices help prevent and/or reduce inflammation of the gums and promote overall oral health by dislodging particles of food that can get lodged between teeth creating a lightning rod for bacteria growth and disruption of the mouth’s proper pH balance.  The harmful kind of bacteria that can grow when debris is not regularly brushed and flossed away can enter the bloodstream and there is scientific research that supports a positive relationship between the presence of certain oral bacteria and the activity of a growing number of chronic diseases.

Conducting scientific research to prove the benefits of flossing is next to impossible given that it has been a standard practice for more than 35 years.  The kind of research required to garner a government endorsement would require having a control group over a number of years that has not and does not floss in order to compare against those who do.  Many people are loath to floss regularly, and certainly many people lie about the frequency of their flossing habits.  Any such research would rely upon either the honesty of participants in a survey or the monitoring of the participants 24/7 to ensure that they are not lying about their brushing and flossing or engaging in other activities, such as brushing longer or more vigorously, that might otherwise compromise the validity of the data.

At the end of the day, it is every individual’s right and responsibility to decide whether to continue to floss, and how often.   To us, it simply seems logical that flossing helps expel debris that enables the growth of bacteria, and that is something our patients would want to continue.  To learn more, or schedule a cleaning, call our office at 509-368-7788.

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Wax On, Wax Offhttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/wax-on-wax-off/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/wax-on-wax-off/#comments Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:46:32 +0000 http://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=3621 Waxing vs Shaving has been the topic of beauty enthusiasts debate as long as each method for hair removal has been available.  It can be hard to decide, and everyone’s experience is different.  As professionals in the aesthetic services industry, Collins Dental & Aesthetic answers some of the most common questions about waxing.   Is […]

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Waxing vs Shaving has been the topic of beauty enthusiasts debate as long as each method for hair removal has been available.  It can be hard to decide, and everyone’s experience is different.  As professionals in the aesthetic services industry, Collins Dental & Aesthetic answers some of the most common questions about waxing.

 

Is it painful? 

Truth be told, there is some amount of pain associated with waxing, but we believe it is nominal.  Depending on how frequently you wax and the strength of your hair follicles’ grip on the root of the hair being removed, there will be some pain as the hair is yanked out by the roots, but the pain passes quickly, and lessens as your hair thins and loosens with frequent waxing sessions.  Some clients even get a rush of endorphins that gives them a natural buzz that cancels out the pain.

 

Does the hair really grow back slower?

It does.  When you shave, it can seem like you have to shave every day to keep up with hair regrowth, but your hair doesn’t actually grow that fast.  It just seems that way because the hairs you shave one day grow in a different cycle than the hairs you shave the next.  The average person has approximately four different stages that are going on at any given point in the regrowth cycle.  When you wax, the hairs are pulled out by the root so it takes longer for its cycle to regrow.

 

Does waxing benefit my skin?

Waxing delivers two skin benefits.  The wax itself can help lock moisture in your skin and make it feel softer and smoother.  The removal process removes toxins in the skin when the wax and attached hair are removed.

 

For more information on the benefits of waxing, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 509-368-7788.

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Facials Offer Physical and Mental Health Benefitshttps://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/facials-offer-physical-and-mental-health-benefits/ https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/facials-offer-physical-and-mental-health-benefits/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:44:48 +0000 https://www.wemakespokanesmile.com/?p=2763 With the growing number of do-it-yourself cosmetic blogs and over-the-counter creams, at-home facials are rapidly gaining popularity. Although these treatments can bolster your skin-care routine, they do not offer you the same benefits as professional facial treatments. Relaxation Professional facial treatments offer the benefit of facial massage. The skilled hands of an esthetician work on […]

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With the growing number of do-it-yourself cosmetic blogs and over-the-counter creams, at-home facials are rapidly gaining popularity. Although these treatments can bolster your skin-care routine, they do not offer you the same benefits as professional facial treatments.

Relaxation

Professional facial treatments offer the benefit of facial massage. The skilled hands of an esthetician work on the abundant nerves and muscles in your face to relieve tension. Relaxing the muscles in your face can make you feel refreshed, while at the same time relieving muscle tension in your neck and shoulders.

Reduce Anxiety

Professional facials can also reduce your anxiety and improve your mood. Massage makes you feel more positive, and can reduce your anxiety levels. The scented oils and rejuvenating creams that we use also promote relaxation. Putting yourself into this calm state can also increase your productivity, leading to greater self-confidence and self-esteem.

Rejuvenate Your Youthful Looks

Exposure to the sun, wind, and other elemental factors dehydrate the skin of your face, leading to wrinkles. Facials are designed to rehydrate and plump your face and restore your youthful looks. Over-the-counter creams often contain harsh chemicals that strip your skin of its natural protective oil layer. The loss of this layer leaves your skin vulnerable to dehydration and can increase acne breakouts. .

Detox Your Skin

Facials also offer a detoxification effect in order to promote skin health. The massage and nutrients in the facial products encourage increased blood flow, which brings additional hydration to your skin and removes built up toxins. Without these toxins, you will appear more radiant.

Relieve Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you might also benefit from these pampering treatments. The massage can break up sinus congestion, relieving puffiness under your eyes, as well as mild sinus headaches. Facials won’t relieve your allergy symptoms, but you can at least enjoy a few hours’ reprieve.

Dare to Pamper Yourself

Even if you are familiar with preforming at-home facials, you deserve to pamper yourself with professional care once in a while. Whether you want a quick pick-me-up during your lunch break or an in-depth treatment, a professional facial treatment can turn your day around. At Collins Dentistry and Aesthetic, we offer a variety of treatments to suit all of your needs, including hydration and detox to acne care.

If you are interested in a refreshing facial, please call our Spokane office at 509-368-7788 for an appointment with Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.

 

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