Fall (i.e. Football Season!) is a great time to remind you about the importance of taking a few precautions to preserve your teeth and be protected from dental and facial injuries. Whether at a practice, at a game, or simply enjoying some fun in the neighborhood, it’s important to play it safe.
A true dental or orthodontic emergency can occur if you experience one of the following: Major Dental Emergencies: Trauma or Injury – If a tooth is broken, chipped, or loose, or your lip or cheek has been punctured or is bleeding heavily, this likely needs medical attention. Infection or Swelling – If your face or […]
3D CBCT Technology: Orthodontists around the world are using 3D imaging (CBCT – Cone Beam Cat Scan) technology to better diagnose and treatment plan for your and your child’s orthodontic treatment. Although we don’t take a 3D image on every patient that walks through our door, we use this method often to better diagnose conditions […]
Your son or daughter is in the 4th grade and may be coming home from school to report that kids in their classroom have braces… What? Many dentists today are savvy and know to what to watch for, and when to refer to the orthodontist for your first check-up. Incisors (your front teeth) are beginning […]
Many consumers are confused why they should choose an orthodontist in the Spokane Wa area at Hi 5 Orthodontics versus a general dentist or pedodontist to straighten their teeth with braces or Invisalign. Plain and Simple… the answer is experience and training.
Orthodontics can help children, teens, and adults of all ages look better throughout their lifetime. Adults today are much more aware than in the past of the importance of creating and maintaining a beautiful smile. With longer life expectancy, a healthy, beautiful smile is as important at age 70 as it is at age 16. […]
The ongoing controversy about too much fluoride in our drinking water has finally resulted in the US department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) lowering the recommended level of fluoride in community drinking water. This was announced April 27, 2015 in a news release.
In today’s digital world, you can buy almost anything you want on the Internet. This includes finding the do it yourself information that goes along with it. Everyone wants to save money every way they can. However, some people are learning the hard way that doing it yourself isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, […]