Most of us in Spokane have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by […]
When he became the first president of the United States, George Washington had only one real tooth left! You heard right — just ONE. Everyone has heard something about this great man and his dental history, but if you heard that Washington had wooden teeth, then you heard wrong. This myth is totally false, and […]
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at DeFelice Dentistry talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. DeFelice knows that folks in Spokane like to be informed, so think of this […]
Nowadays, everyone is looking for safer, healthier options when it comes to their health, lifestyle, and well-being. From natural cleaning products to mindfulness apps, you have many options when it comes to improving your everyday life, and your dental care is no exception. If you’ve never heard of holistic dentistry, read more below to learn […]
Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.
Good News for Grown Ups “Adulting” can be hard. Between rent, bills, kids, a career, and other responsibilities, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But independence, parenting, fulfilling work, and the wisdom that comes with age can be pretty fantastic, too. So how does your oral healthcare fit into a grown-up lifestyle? […]
Imagine this- you have come to see Dr. DeFelice for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. DeFelice tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing and flossing regularly.
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive? There are a ton of specialized toothpastes, mouthwashes, and toothbrushes available to Spokane residents suffering from sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem that lots of products claim they can solve, but have you ever wondered why it exists? Today, we at DeFelice Dentistry would like to explain what […]
It’s often said that a true friend will tell you if you have bad breath. Bad breath, formally known as halitosis, is embarrassing and can hold you back from truly enjoying your life and social situations. Like good friends should, Dr. DeFelice in Spokane will tell it to you straight. Read more below to determine what to […]
Cracked tooth syndrome (CTS), also known as cracked cusp syndrome or split tooth syndrome, is a painful condition that results from a crack in one of your teeth. CTS can mean anything from a tiny hairline split in the crown to a fracture that goes all the way to the root. If you have a […]