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 »

Dental Onlays 101

If you have a cavity that extends beyond the cusps of your tooth, a dental onlay might be the restoration for you. They are a premolded restoration and could be chosen instead of a typical dental filling or crown. This kind of restoration can even be manufactured from a porcelain... Read more »

Inspirational Dentistry: Oral Health Care

When the time comes to improve your oral health care, be aware of what may be associated with any dental damage due to unhealthy lifestyle habits. Everything from your diet to your daily choices can influence the health of your teeth and gums, so be sure to assess all potential... Read more »

Teaching Your Children to Brush Their Teeth

Are you wondering how to teach your child to brush their teeth? If so, you are in the right place! Our team is happy to help you prepare your child to brush and understand the importance of taking care of your teeth. If you teach a child young to have... Read more »

The Basics: Dry Mouth

Are you aware of the issues associated with a downturn in saliva flow in your mouth? This is what is known as dry mouth condition. If you are suffering from dry mouth, also commonly referred to as xerostomia, it means that you have an inadequate flow of saliva in your... Read more »

Diabetes Can Damage Your Smile Too

Diabetes is a common condition that can place a severe toll on your overall health. Did you know, diabetes can damage your oral health and increase your risk of gum disease too? If you have diabetes, chances are your oral health might be at risk and you will need to... Read more »

Build Your Best Smile by Flossing

Are you aware of the effective products and techniques you can use to implement interdental cleaning care to your oral hygiene routine? Interdental cleaning refers to cleaning between the teeth with tools designed to do so. Whether you decide to use traditional threaded floss or a water flosser, both tools... Read more »

Dental Implants Can Improve Your Smile

Are you feeling self-conscious about your smile? If so, you are not alone. Thousands of people struggle with the appearance of their smile, especially if they suffer from a missing tooth. Luckily, Dr. Jodi Funk here in Spokane, Washington, offers dental implants as a way to improve the appearance of... Read more »

All About Ways to Have Tooth-Friendly Meals

It’s important to try to have tooth-friendly meals regularly. This, along with oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, can help you have a strong and healthy smile. So, please do your best to have smile-friendly meals as often as possible. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Jodi Funk,... Read more »