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What You Can Learn from Elephant Teeth

Elephants are remarkable creatures. The largest living land animals are intelligent animals who can show understanding, compassion, and even creativity. Their teeth are no less remarkable, especially in comparison to human teeth. Learn how elephant teeth and other animal teeth compare to human teeth. Elephant Tusks Are Teeth The most visible elephant teeth are their tusks, which grow out on either side of their trunk. , elephant tusks are essentially structured just like your teeth, only larger. Asian elephants may be without tusks, and about 50% of Asian elephants develop what are known as “tushes,” or tusks [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Dental Facts|Comments Off on What You Can Learn from Elephant Teeth

Thinking About Dental Implants? Here Are The Top 5 Major Benefits

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth, which is causing you stress? Nowadays, many are choosing as an option for tooth replacement. Why Missing Teeth Need To Be Replaced A missing tooth (or teeth) affects your smile. However, it can also affect your oral health. In fact, tooth loss promotes bone loss, or resorption, at the site. This weakens your jaw. Surrounding teeth shift or float into the space, as well. This can increase the chances of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ), which causes pain in the jaw and other discomforting symptoms. Tooth loss can also [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Categories: Dental Implants|0 Comments

Invisalign FAQs Answered

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth? If so, Invisalign clear aligners might be the perfect solution for your needs. At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we help both . The system is discreet, convenient, comfortable, and highly effective. If you’re searching for orthodontic treatment in Spokane, Invisalign might be it! Before starting treatment, you might have some questions that need to be answered. Please read through answers to the top questions we receive from patients. If any of your questions haven’t been answered, do not hesitate to contact our dental office at for more information. [...]

By |June 1st, 2021|Categories: Invisalign|0 Comments

Habits That Improve Your Oral and Overall Health

Did you know certain daily habits can affect both your oral and overall health? For instance, you probably know that you shouldn’t eat candy and sweets all day every day or you will end up with a cavity. At Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we want our patients to be as healthy as possible, and to accomplish this, we believe everyone should know about the strong connection between oral and overall health. 1. Brushing and Flossing Regularly One of the daily habits that have a huge impact on both your oral and overall health is brushing and flossing regularly. Brushing and [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Health|0 Comments

TMJ and Chronic Pain – Are They Related?

Chronic pain is a phenomenon that has become a part of the lives of many Americans. Chronic pain is widely found in women, especially those who are older, but the condition can affect anyone at any given time. Additionally, chronic pain is a broad condition and often gets disregarded and improperly treated (if treated at all). The problem lies within the fact that chronic pain can be caused by all sorts of underlying diseases and disorders that often go undetected. Top Causes of Chronic Pain Chronic pain affects 42 to 50 million Americans according to the American Pain Foundation. [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: TMJ Treatment|Comments Off on TMJ and Chronic Pain – Are They Related?

Harmful Habits That Can Ruin Your Cosmetic Dentistry Results

When you achieve a beautiful smile from cosmetic dentistry in Spokane from Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, you will love your results so much that you won’t want anything to ruin them. Fortunately, with the right care, you can {{{{link id='265' text='maintain your gorgeous smile for years to come'}}}}. To ensure you get the most mileage out of your cosmetic dentistry results, we recommend avoiding the different harmful habits that can ruin your results. Smoking Smoking is one of the most harmful habits for your oral health and your overall health. It doesn’t matter what kind of [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|0 Comments

Fix An Asymmetrical Face By Repairing Your Smile

Scientists have long studied attraction to find out what the majority of people find most appealing and why. They have found that there are a large number of factors at play, from body shape to hormone levels, and even the way a person dresses. Studies have also found that the symmetry of one’s face can affect {{{{link id='265' text='how attractive they appear to others'}}}}. Symmetry describes when parts of your body are like mirror images of one another. Studies have found that humans prefer faces that are more symmetrical. What is an Asymmetrical Face? When you look [...]

By |February 1st, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on Fix An Asymmetrical Face By Repairing Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentistry is Best For Giving Me Straight Teeth

As the new year begins, you might be thinking about improvements you want to make in your life like getting a new job, moving to a new city, or even making changes to your appearance. If it’s the latter, one way you can improve your appearance is by straightening your teeth. If your teeth look crooked, gapped, crowded, or misaligned, cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve your goal of a straighter smile. But which treatment is best to get the job done? Take a look at three different . Straighter Teeth With Porcelain Veneers If the only [...]

By |January 6th, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers|0 Comments

Do Lumineers Really Last 20 Years?

If you look at the advertising for no-prep porcelain veneers, called Lumineers by manufacturer Cerinate, you come across a number of claims. The manufacturer claims that they look as good (or better) than , don’t require modification of your teeth, , and last more than 20 years. This last claim looks especially appealing when responsible dentists will tell you that the lifetime for most porcelain veneers is about 10 years. But will Lumineers actually really last 20 years? Not likely. What Are Lumineers? Lumineers are a relatively recent innovation in {{{{link id='265' text='cosmetic dentistry' esc_html='false'}}}}. They’re also [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Porcelain Veneers|Comments Off on Do Lumineers Really Last 20 Years?

November is TMJ Awareness Month

It’s not just the middle of fall or the start to the holiday season, it’s also TMJ Awareness Month! As your dentists and TMJ experts, at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics, we feel it’s our duty to educate our patients about Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. This includes its symptoms, causes, treatment options, and what happens if you ignore it. If you don’t know much about TMJ, keep reading so you can learn. What is TMJ Disorder? Your jaw works like a door. It contains a hinge that allows it to open and close. The temporomandibular joint works like a [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: TMJ Treatment|0 Comments
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