Acclaimed as a top dentist by Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living, Collins Family Dentistry sweeps mouth cobblestones clean to keep smiles unmarred by decay. Hygienists dive deep into mouth caverns to polish pearls buried under layers of tartar, sticky plaque, and barnacled 18th century cannons. After tooth-tamers tap gums to check for periodontal disease or hidden gold, x-rays illuminate color-drained mouths to seek out cavities and weaknesses. Dr. Collins (either Ken Sr. or his youngest son, Chris, (http://www.thespokanedentist.com/about), examines tooth beds thoroughly, reviews discoveries with patients, and advises on solutions and preventative care.
With more than 30 collective years of experience between them, Dr. Craig Simmons and associate Dr. Rusty Reese toughen up teeth with an arsenal of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative procedures. During a comprehensive routine exam, the Simmons team notes areas and tissues in need of further attention. Diagnostic x-rays let the docs further probe the intricacies of each patient's pearly whites to reveal trouble spots, signs of decay, and other photo-shoot crashers. Inside Simmons's small, homey office, all exam rooms come entertainingly outfitted with flat-screen TVs designed to detract from buzzy tools and the contented "ahs" of other mouth owners. Call to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Scott Johnson believes the best treatment is prevention, and so he looks at every single tooth on his patients’ sweet shark tattoos before examining the patients’ mouths to hunt down decay and gum disease. Afterward, he prevents future enamel damage with fluoride treatments and educates patients on proper brushing and flossing. But even though the dentist stresses preventive treatment, he's fully prepared to deal with dental miscues. Natural-colored fillings repair cavities, and dental implants replace missing teeth altogether. Patients can also spruce up their smiles with Zoom whitening treatments or conceal cracks behind porcelain veneers.
Whitening Fast’s skilled technicians wield a specialized gel and LED light to brighten blemished bicuspids up to eight shades. During the 20-minute advanced treatment, an experienced aid provides a tray and clients bite down to coat molars in a whitening formula and fit them with a special mouthpiece that leaves teeth exposed. Once blue light from an LED lamp activates the gel, the release of hydroxyl radicals helps to speed the breakup of stains and Hollywood romances between actors who aren’t dentists, but play ones on TV. All of the whitening products do not damage tooth enamel and are safe to use with crowns, veneers, or bridges.