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Flossing Is Just As Important As Brushing

When you first learned about dental hygiene, your dentist told you to eat a healthy diet, make routine trips to the dentist, and brush and floss after every meal. Today’s quick-paced and jam-packed lifestyle rarely allows for time to brush and floss after every meal, but at the same time, it seems that a large majority of society only brushes. How often do you pick up a piece of floss and get rid of the food particles and bacteria between your teeth? Bets have it that you, along with plenty of others, rarely floss, if you even floss at [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: General Dentistry|

Best Option to Repair Your Teeth: Full Coverage Dental Crowns

 are a tooth-colored and shaped cap that goes over the entirety of your tooth, including a little below the gumline. They cover the top and sides and provide a good seal to keep out bacteria. Crowns are versatile enough to fix many smile woes, and they’re permanent. Spokane’s best cosmetic dentists, doctors Ken and Marnie Collins, prefer to use full coverage dental crowns to fix your teeth because they’re the best option. Other dentists may recommend lesser treatments, but dental crowns are the way to go when you want beauty, function, and complete protection. [...]

By |April 19th, 2022|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|

12 Top Teeth Whitening Questions, Answered

Do you have that you’d like to whiten? We get a lot of questions about teeth whitening because it's such a . And no wonder! It can make dingy teeth look healthy and new again. If you want to whiten your teeth, read through these common questions. If you have any others and would like to schedule an appointment, call or schedule an appointment online. What Causes Discoloration? A variety of things can cause discoloration. Foods and drinks such as coffee, fruit juice, curry, tomato-based sauces, red wine, and soda can all change the [...]

By |March 21st, 2022|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry|

Top 5 Invisalign Problems (and Solutions!)

Invisalign is an excellent teeth straightening option for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth discreetly. This makes it the top choice for adults and a great choice for teens, too! With Invisalign, you’ll get a series of clear aligners that fit over your teeth. They gently push your teeth in the right direction over 12 - 18 months. In the end, you’ll have a beautiful smile that you’re proud to show off. After all, smiling is good for your health and helps you live longer! Most are candidates for Invisalign, but traditional braces may be the best and fastest [...]

By |February 15th, 2022|Categories: Invisalign|

Dental Implants vs Dentures: What’s The Best Choice?

Have you ever wondered about the benefits of dental implants vs. dentures vs. implant-supported dentures vs. dental bridges? It can be challenging and stressful to decide what is best for you in the long run when there are so many options available. Not to mention, the emotion that comes with missing teeth can cloud your judgment and make the decision more challenging yet. Replacing Your Teeth is Important Many of us feel that replacing missing teeth is important for aesthetics, but there are other reasons to replace your missing teeth, too. Replacing your missing teeth will allow you to [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: Dental Implants|

Choose a Neuromuscular Dentist for Cosmetic Dentistry

Different types of dentistry have different focuses. is concerned with your overall oral health. A general dentist will study, diagnose, treat, and offer prevention solutions for diseases and conditions in your mouth. concentrates on how your teeth and gums look and provide treatments to resolve things like discolored teeth, crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, missing teeth, and decaying teeth. at your mouth as an interconnected system. Taking into consideration how your teeth, muscles, and joints work together to form a functional and painless bite. A neuromuscular dentist can treat problems that arise when your [...]

By |December 28th, 2021|Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ Treatment|

Dental Crown Questions Answered

Many of us have heard of , but you may not know exactly what they are, why they might be needed, how they work, or what the procedure to get a dental crown will look like. Dental crowns have been used for a long time. The oldest known crown can be dated back 4,000 years. Back then, crowns were usually made of gold—and they still can be today—but it’s important to know that dental crowns have come a long way since then in terms of durability, likeness to your other teeth, the ways they’re used, and the procedure [...]

By |November 30th, 2021|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|

Experts Chime In: Gum Disease Is A Major Factor For 5 Serious Health Conditions

Gum disease affects close to 50% of U.S. adults. The condition occurs when plaque builds up and hardens along your gumline. If left untreated, it leads to tooth loss and in some cases, more complicated health issues. Signs and Symptoms Many dental patients don’t realize they have {{{{link id='335' text='gum disease'}}}} until it is too late. It’s important to watch for signs of this condition, in order to treat it promptly. Gingivitis is one of the initial stages. Your gums will be swollen and bleed easily, you may also have tooth sensitivity. It’s a good idea to [...]

By |November 3rd, 2021|Categories: General Dentistry|

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. Unlike other animals, 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 [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Preventive Dentistry|

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|