Our Holistic Philosphy
Your smile affects how you perceive yourself as well as how others perceive you and should complement and even enhance your appearance and self-confidence. Studies have shown that a person’s age is overestimated by as much as 13 years as a result of the effects of aging on their teeth.
Smiles are affected by many negative changes that occur with age. Our teeth darken, stain, get worn down, start to look crooked, and gum lines recede. As teeth wear down, the lips lose support, the chin gets closer to the nose, and wrinkles and creases around the mouth and face are more apparent.
Today there are many options in the area of anti-aging dentistry to counter the effects of aging and give you a more youthful, healthy appearance.Dr. DeFelice offers a variety of treatments that include:
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain veneers and crowns
- Gum sculpting
- Dental implants
- The use of Botox, Juvederm or other facial fillers
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy can actually be easy for our patients. We are proud to offer our patients the latest in root canal therapy while keeping you 100% comfortable! We use biocompatible materials and state of the art instrumentation. Our dentists believe in saving as much of your natural tooth structure as possible so you can keep your teeth for a lifetime!
Spokane Root Canal TherapyThere are many reasons a root canal may be necessary, including:
- Inflamed or infected teeth
- Severe sensitivity to hot and/or cold
- Tooth decay
- Severely broken teeth
- Swelling or tenderness near infected teeth
We will work with you to discuss the details of your treatment and all possible alternatives so you are completely aware of your options. Our top priority is to provide you with the highest standard of care while keeping you comfortable and relaxed, helping you avoid more expensive and extensive dental work in the future.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring
OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and start during sleep. OSA is lifelong medical conditions that affects about 30 million people and is undiagnosed in 90% of patients. It can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. OSA is linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and related accidents and strokes. It can severely affect relationships and strain bed partners and family members.
Loud and chronic snoring is not normal. This is caused by changes to the airway while you sleep. During sleep, muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. Your soft tissue at the back of the throat can vibrate (snoring) or completely collapse (OSA). A family member or bed partner will often notice these problems before you do. We can help.
We have a variety of treatment methods to successfully treat OSA and snoring. Our intra-oral dental devices avoid the use of the bulky and loud CPAP machine and can successfully treat you or your loved ones. A restful night’s sleep is within your reach! Our devices are medical/dental grade, are custom fabricated, are BPA free, and comfortable. Ask how we can help you today!