Invisalign is the Perfect Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

We’re a family dentist, so we know exactly what teens go through when they need to straighten their teeth. Although braces are a viable orthodontic option, many teens today prefer a more discreet treatment like {{{{link id='50573' text='Invisalign treatment'}}}}. Our dentists are here to explain why Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic treatment for teens. [...]

After Dental Implants: Foods to Eat; Foods to Avoid

Dental implant surgery in Spokane Valley, Washington, has been transforming smiles and changing lives for many people. You, too, can have a full set of gorgeous teeth if you’re a great candidate for dental implant surgery. Missing teeth is a problem that plagues millions of Americans every year. You’re certainly not alone if you’re [...]

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants are the tooth replacement most like getting your natural teeth back. Although almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants, there are a few things that keep people from getting them. One of these concerns is the cost of dental implants. If nothing else, the uncertainty about cost keeps [...]

Invisalign® or Porcelain Veneers? Let’s Compare

If you’re not thrilled with the appearance of your teeth and feel your “pearly whites” are lackluster, then it may be time to consider finding a cosmetic dentist. Many patients who seek out a {{{{link id='50556' text='cosmetic dentist in Spokane Valley' esc_html='false'}}}} either have problems with the function of their teeth, or they’re not [...]

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

Invisalign has taken the orthodontic field by storm because of the many benefits it offers to people who don’t want to straighten their teeth due to visible braces. Invisalign is revolutionary. Yet, there are still instances where traditional braces are better. Use this guide to help you choose which path is right for you [...]

What Is the Difference Between a General Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

When looking for a dentist, you might have come across two terms: general dentist and cosmetic dentist. What type of dentist should you choose? How does a dentist become cosmetic versus general? Read on to find out the ins and outs of general and cosmetic dentists. Once you know these distinctions, you [...]

Three Reasons to NOT DIY Teeth Whitening (And What to do Instead)

Don’t get us wrong; we love a good DIY as much as the next person. However, some things should be left to the professionals, especially when it has to do with your health. One such example is {{{{link id='50593' text='teeth whitening' esc_html='false'}}}}. DIY hacks promise to save time and money, but in the end, they [...]

What Does It Mean If Your Implant Hurts?

Imagine: You’re sitting at your favorite restaurant in Spokane Valley. You bit down on a hard cracker, and OUCH! You feel a sharp pain in your tooth, and immediately you know that it’s your dental implant. Thoughts race through your head… but my implant dentist said my implant would act just like my regular [...]

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Take Years Off Your Appearance

Looking younger is a natural desire, and you don’t need to feel ashamed or vain about it. Generally, when we are happy with our appearance, we are more optimistic, making a real difference in our life. Research has suggested that happier people tend to live longer. While making changes to your appearance won’t stop [...]

Are You Interested In A Smile Makeover? 5 Reasons To Go With Porcelain Veneers

The beauty of porcelain veneers is that they can address one smile issue or multiple ones. Therefore, many tend to turn to the one treatment when looking for a complete “smile makeover”. In as little as a month, veneers can completely transform the appearance of your teeth. Below are 5 reasons to consider [...]

3 Things To Consider When Finding A Cosmetic Dentist

Looking for a cosmetic dentist in Spokane Valley? The practice of cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly popular. While the health of your smile matters, the appearance of it is equally important. The functionality and beauty of your teeth often go hand-in-hand. It wasn’t only others that got this close-up, we [...]

What Is Invisalign? (Plus, 6 Other Common Questions About The Treatment)

What is Invisalign? It’s an orthodontics treatment that straightens your teeth. However, unlike {{{{link id='50889' text='traditional metal braces'}}}}, it uses clear plastic aligners. These are removable, which means you can keep eating all your favorite foods. Plus, there is no special maintenance for cleaning your teeth. You can brush and floss daily, [...]

6 Questions To Ask Your Dentist About Dental Implants

Losing a tooth (or teeth) can be a blow to your self-esteem. It can also cause some emotional impacts. The entire ordeal may have you wishing you could bring the tooth back. The good news is that you can! Well, sort of. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. It’s [...]

Dental Implants: 6 Reasons Why They Are Worth The Cost

Losing a tooth (or teeth) can impact you in different ways. This can affect your smile, the way you eat, talk, and your overall oral health. Missing teeth can also lower your self-esteem. The good news is that dental implants are an excellent solution for tooth replacement. However, there are patients [...]

Missing Teeth? Dentures Might Be The Solution You’re Looking For!

Missing one or more teeth can affect your smile, how you eat, talk, and socializing with others. Therefore, it’s important to look into ways to fix the issue. With a variety of tooth replacement treatments these days, could dentures be the solution to your problem? What Are Dentures? Simply put, they are artificial [...]

Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

If you’re a little self-conscious about your smile, maybe it’s time to look into cosmetic dentistry? From teeth whitening to braces, dental crowns, and more, there are plenty of procedures that can add an extra “boost” to your smile! There are pros and cons to each treatment. Below is the “low [...]

Spring Into a New Smile With Help From Cosmetic Dentistry

As trees begin to grow new leaves and flowers begin to blossom, it’s important to remember that spring has always been a symbol of renewal or rebirth. Although most people like to make huge life changes at the beginning of the year as part of a New Year’s Resolution, spring is another great time [...]

7 Things That Will Harm Your Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are one of the best cosmetic dentistry treatments you can get to transform your smile. Not only can it whiten your teeth, but it can also change the size and shape of your teeth. Whether you invested in one porcelain veneer or several to transform your entire smile, you [...]

Lost a Tooth? Should You Get a Dental Bridge or Dental Implant?

{{{{link id='50579' text='Losing a single tooth'}}}} might not feel like a big deal, but each tooth in your mouth plays a role. Whether it’s one of your front teeth or one of your molars, we highly recommend replacing it to help maintain optimal oral health, your ability to chew, and your beautiful smile. The [...]

Make Invisalign Treatment Fun with Stickers! 

Getting kids and teens excited about orthodontic treatment isn’t very easy. Fortunately, Invisalign recently unveiled a way to make it a little more fun and more personalized – with stickers! The Invisalign Stickables are fun stickers that come in all sorts of designs, shapes, colors, and themes and help the patient [...]

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How Dental Implants Make Eating Enjoyable Again

One of the biggest downsides of wearing dentures is that eating becomes incredibly difficult. You might not think of what eating is like when you’re just desperate to have a mouth full of teeth, but once you take your first bite with dentures in, you will feel disappointed. If you have dentures [...]

What Should One Know Before Getting Braces?

Getting braces from Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics is an exciting time in anyone’s life, regardless of your age. We see both teenagers and adults at our Spokane Valley dental office. Before you walk into a new life with braces, we want to help prepare you for what to expect. Although you might [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Braces|

Does Invisalign Work the Same Way as Metal Braces?

If you’re considering Invisalign treatment in Spokane Valley, you might also be weighing braces as an alternative treatment. To help you reach a decision on which treatment is right for you, our dentists at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics are here to give you a brief overview of what each treatment entails and [...]

What to Do With a Broken or Cracked Tooth

Nothing compares to the pain you experience when you crack, chip, or break a tooth. Although some people are fortunate and don’t feel a thing. Not only does breaking, chipping or cracking a tooth hurt, but it hurts your smile’s appearance. It also harms your oral health. Unless you only experienced a minor chip, [...]

Should I Get Porcelain Veneers or Professional Teeth Whitening?

If you have stained or discolored teeth, you probably feel a little embarrassed about your smile. Don’t sweat it. Most people don’t have perfect smiles. However, if it’s really affecting your life, you might consider the different whitening options available to you. At {{{{link id='50556' text='Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics'}}}} in Spokane Valley, we offer [...]

Is Replacing a Lost Tooth With an Implant Really That Urgent?

Few dental incidents are as worrying as {{{{link id='50579' text='losing a tooth'}}}} entirely. If one of your teeth has become wiggly, or if you’ve recently knocked out a tooth in a sports-related accident or after a fall, a million questions are probably running through your head: How did this happen? How do I fix [...]

How Do I Protect My Child’s Protruding Tooth?

Your child has finally lost all his or her baby teeth and said goodbye to the Tooth Fairy. These teeth have to last your child the rest of their life. It’s important to protect your child’s permanent teeth. But what happens if one of your child’s permanent teeth grows in crooked and protrudes from [...]

Whitening Alternatives Can Be Bad for Teeth and Health

These days, most of the teeth whitening systems available include a form of peroxide. This is true both for at-home whitening and professional whitening systems. But when anything gets popular, it’s going to have detractors, and those detractors are likely to promote alternatives that they say are better. But don’t be [...]