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Get tips & tricks to maintaining your optimal health & educate yourself on the latest dental treatment trends in the Spokane Valley WA area.

How to Get Young Children to Floss

John Marks - DentalROI
How to Teach Your Kids to Floss

Getting young children into the habit of flossing is just as important as encouraging them to brush their teeth. Learning to keep to a routine of flossing when young will stand them in good stead for the future.


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5 Tips to Consider for Dentistry for Kids

John Marks - DentalROI
Kids Dentistry

Dental care is vital to give your child a sound foundation for a healthy life. However, for many youngsters, the prospect of a trip to the dentist is likely to cause anxiety or even fear. Having to stay still in a room full of unfamiliar objects while someone pokes around in your mouth with strange-looking metallic instruments is hardly a barrel of laughs for adults, let alone kids.


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How to get Young Children to Brush Their Teeth

John Marks - DentalROI
Brushing Toddlers Teeth

When it comes to brushing teeth, your kids probably just don’t see the point in it. The concept of tooth decay or gum disease is alien to them. Without ongoing parental encouragement and guidance, many children will tend to neglect their oral healthcare, while others may flatly refuse to clean their teeth.


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Are Dental X-Rays Safe for Kids?

John Marks - DentalROI
Dental X-Rays for Kids

Dental X-rays for children can be vital to detect any issues hidden beneath the surface of the teeth enamel and below the gum line. But many parents have concerns about whether they are safe for their kids. The good news is that with modern technology, dental X-rays are safer than ever before.


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Five Tips to Help Your Kids Not to Be Afraid of the Dentist

John Marks - DentalROI
Kids afraid of dentist

Many adults experience anxiety about going to the dentist, so it’s hardly surprising that children suffer similar apprehension when faced with a dental appointment. Here are our tips for helping reduce this anxiety:


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Electric Toothbrushes vs Manual

John Marks - DentalROI
Girl Brushing Teeth

Poor dental hygiene can result in all kinds of issues. At best, plaque removal and fillings will be needed before too long. There is also the possibility of the need for major dental work for instance crowns -and even loss of teeth.


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Welcome to our blog

Dr. Joel Blake, DMD
This is where we’ll post helpful information to help you understand the wonderful world of dentistry. You’ll find tips and tricks to maintain your optimal health and how to improve your smile. We’ll also publish how we’re giving back to our community.

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