Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

The Fundamentals of Flossing

Are you flossing correctly? It might not be a silly question. If your idea of flossing is to reel off a section of floss and run it between your teeth, well, you’re doing it wrong. Using dental floss is not the most complicated thing you will do during your day,... Read more »

Sensitive Teeth Can Be Treated in Many Ways

Did you know, sensitive teeth can be treated? In fact, pain in your teeth when you drink or eat could be a warning sign you need help. Luckily, Dr. Debra Craig with Harmony Family Dental in Spokane, Washington, is here to help you understand the importance of treating your sensitive... Read more »

Is Gum bad for Your Teeth?

Chewing gum is one of the most popular items bought in America. But aside from helping your breath freshen up, is it good for your teeth? That’s a question we hear often, and one that needs to be answered. If you’re an avid gum chewer, you may be surprised to... Read more »

Super Smiles: Dental Damage

Did you know that there are several health risks currently present in your life that could potentially be doing damage to your smile or set you up for severe damage later on? Even though we often think about the risks associated with cavities and dental erosion, many individuals forget the... Read more »

Super Smiles: Halitosis

When the time comes to assess your oral health and anything you can do to make sure that your mouth is well protected against its risks, look for issues associated with the buildup of plaque and debris in your mouth. If plaque is allowed to continue unhindered in your mouth,... Read more »

A Bruxism Fracture Might Be Treated with a Dental Filling

Some people may unconsciously grind their teeth, or grind their teeth while they sleep in response to chronic stress. Over time, the excessive pressure caused by this condition, which is known as bruxism, can potentially chip or fracture your tooth enamel. If you have noticed a new chip or fracture... Read more »

Revamp Your Oral Health Care with Dental Erosion and Cavity Prevention

Build a better smile through optimum oral hygiene treatments and lifestyle changes to help protect your teeth and gums from the harmful acids that seek to destroy your smile. Even the foods you eat can slowly begin to wear down your teeth through microscopic food particles and debris and plaque... Read more »