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Choosing the Right Toothpaste

If you have been to the dental care aisle, you know that the wall of choices can be difficult to sift through. With all of the options available, it can be hard to figure out which toothpaste is right for you. Every toothpaste claims to deliver the whitest, brightest smile…
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The Five Keys to Your Dream Smile

If you want a happy, healthy smile that you’ll be proud to show off, then you’re not alone. Dr. López and his team are delighted to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Here are the top 5 keys to a smile you’ll be proud of for years to…
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What’s all the Fuss about Flossing?

At Summit Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Spokane, we believe that flossing is vital for proper oral care. While brushing twice daily is essential, it won’t reach all the areas that need cleaning. Preventing oral complications before they arise is the best way to avoid costly oral procedures down the…
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Brush Up On Brushing: The Top 5 Brushing Mistakes

To most adults, brushing our teeth is second nature. Most people have a routine that they follow every day that involves brushing their teeth in the morning and at night. But patients have picked up bad brushing habits that are keeping them from optimum oral health. Improper dental care can…
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Nervous about Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction? Learn What To Expect

Wisdom teeth aren’t necessary teeth and most adults have them extracted due to impaction, infection, or crowding. While not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, those that do have them taken out typically do it in their late teens or early twenties. At Summit Family and Cosmetic Dentistry,…
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Is There A Connection Between The Gums and The Heart?

Your entire body is connected, which includes your oral and overall health. It might surprise you but there is actually a direct connection between your gums and your heart. That means that taking good care of your teeth and gums is important for keeping your heart healthy. Dr. López is…
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Achieving Your Dream Smile In A Day With CEREC

No one wants to live with damaged teeth longer than they have to. After dental work or due to an accident, cracked or broken teeth can cause risks to your health and be a blemish on your smile. Crowns can take two or more visits and weeks to put in…
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Stay Cavity Free this Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween? With just a week left before a flood of trick-or-treaters descend on your doorstep, we’re heading into crunch time. Getting the last few touches up on front-yard decorations and making the last few adjustments to your costume can quickly absorb any free time you have…
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Health Smiles Start with a Healthy Diet

We’re all are familiar with the phrase “you are what you eat.” But did you know your diet can impact the health of your entire smile? Recent studies published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology add greater support to the theory that there’s a strong relationship between diet and…
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The History of Dental Implants

Modern dental implants are among the most innovative tooth replacement options available. Reliable, versatile, and permanent, it’s no wonder that that a diverse group of patients is opting for dental implants or implant-supported bridges/dentures. However, many are surprised to learn that implant dentistry is not unique to the 19th century.…
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