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The Effects of Different Types of Sweeteners on Your Teeth

If you’ve heard the rumors about sweeteners and oral health, you’re probably wondering if there’s any truth to them. Are sweeteners actually bad for your teeth, or are they just frowned upon? Today, we’ll cover a few different types of sweeteners and all the ways they can impact your teeth.…
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Does Drinking More Water Protect Your Teeth?

There’s nothing like that first sip of water in the morning. It’s hydrating, refreshing, and the perfect way to start your day (well, maybe next to a cup of coffee). We know that water benefits the body, but does drinking water protect teeth, too? The short answer is Yes. Here…
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How Your Oral Health Affects Your Immune System

Can you believe it’s December already? It’s almost time to set New Year’s resolutions. Some of you have told us that your goal is to boost immunity. We often hear about ways to avoid illness, but no one talks about the connection between oral health and the immune system. Let’s…
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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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