Chew Gum for Better Dental Health
added on: October 21, 2015

By now, you have probably heard about Xylitol gum, but you aren’t sure why it is such a big deal. Isn’t it just another artificial sweetener? Not at all! While Xylitol looks and tastes much like sugar, it will not raise blood sugar levels the way sugar does. And since… Read More…


Alternative Uses for Dental Floss
added on: October 7, 2015

Dental floss. If you’re a patient at my Spokane dental practice, we know for sure that you have it in your medicine cabinet for use during routine, at-home dental hygiene. But did you know that it might be a good idea to keep some rolls in other rooms of the… Read More…


Can Mouthwash Replace Brushing?
added on: September 16, 2015

Most of us have done it — we’re running late, don’t have time to brush our teeth, and reach for the mouthwash instead of the toothbrush for a quick swish and spit. But can a habit of using mouthwash instead of brushing affect your oral health? My dental office in… Read More…

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Does Your Teen Want To Stop Eating Meat?
added on: September 2, 2015

As parents, sometimes when our offspring announce their intentions we can barely contain our horror, fear, or, perhaps less flatteringly, our unwillingness to accommodate phases that make extra work for us. But if your teenager has decided to stop eating meat, don’t worry. According to the American Dietetic Association, a… Read More…

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4 Most Common Oral Health Mistakes
added on: August 19, 2015

You wake up each morning, eat your breakfast, then head to the sink to brush your teeth and give your grin a thorough flossing. You’re doing everything correctly, right? Maybe. The truth is, oral hygiene isn’t as simple as just making sure you brush and floss. At my Spokane dental… Read More…

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How White is Too White?
added on: August 5, 2015

Super-white smiles used to be a thing reserved for TV stars and the big screen. But advancements in dentistry have made this cosmetic dentistry procedure accessible to the general public. Now nearly everyone is on the journey to get a dazzlingly white smile. At my dental office in Spokane, we’re… Read More…

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Are Regular Floss and Floss Picks Both Okay?
added on: July 15, 2015

We get this question a lot at my dental office in Spokane. While it’s not a cut-and-dried answer, we can definitely explain a few pros and cons behind both of the common flossing methods. Floss Picks Pros Ease of Use. Many people prefer floss picks over traditional floss because they’re… Read More…

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Swimming Pools and Your Oral Health
added on: July 1, 2015

Do you spend a lot of time soaking in your nearest swimming pool during the summer months? We don’t blame you. Kicking back on a raft, playing an intense game of Marco Polo, or swimming laps for exercise are great ways to beat the heat. But did you know that… Read More…

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5 Ways You’re Harming Your Teeth
added on: June 17, 2015

Even if you brush and floss everyday, there are still many things that cause damage to your smile. At my dental office in Spokane, we’re all about keeping teeth healthy and being dedicated to educating our patients on all the ways to keep their mouths in tip-top shape, as well… Read More…

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Top 4 Tips to Ease Your Dental Fear
added on: June 3, 2015

Nervousness or legitimate fear of the dentist is completely normal. In fact, an estimated 80 million Americans suffer from it. At my dental office in Spokane, we understand a visit to the dentist can be scary. But we also know avoiding professional dental care can have serious health complications. We’re… Read More…

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5 Surprising Ways You’re Ruining Your Teeth
added on: September 16, 2014
Implant Dentistry in Spokane Washington

You know that it’s important to brush at least twice a day. You know I always recommend that you floss at least once a day. And you know the importance of keeping up with your regularly scheduled visits at my dental office in Spokane. But there are some everyday things… Read More…

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