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Maximize Your Benefits

We want to remind you that if you have benefits remaining through your insurance provider for 2017, they may go to waste if not used by the end of the year. 2018 is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you use all of your benefits before you lose them! Additionally, if… Read More

How to Care for Your Dentures

Our Smiles Dental team in Longview, Washington, is pleased to provide dentures for our patients who have lost teeth and want their confident smile back. Dentures are custom-made oral appliances created to replace missing teeth. So how do you care for your new dentures? Denture Care The first thing you want to remember is that… Read More

Summer Dental Cleaning and Checkup

At Smiles Dental in Longview, Washington, we are happy to help you have a healthy start to your summer with a professional cleaning and checkup to brighten your smile. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends professional dental cleanings at least twice a year to improve your oral health. These visits support your daily at-home care… Read More

Is Bruxism Keeping You up at Night?

Do you grind your teeth at night while you sleep? Do you wake up with migraines, or pain in your shoulders or your neck? If so, you are not alone. Known as bruxism, teeth grinding is quite common, and has a variety of causes. According to The Bruxism Association, nearly 70% of bruxism stems from… Read More

Mercury-Free Fillings

If you have old silver fillings in your beautiful smile? Are you tired of the obvious amalgam filling darkening your natural tooth color? If so, you will be pleased to know that our Smiles Dental team in Longview, Washington, offers safe amalgam removal for our patients’ smiles and for their health. Our dentists, Dr. Jared… Read More

Sedation Dentistry Is Here to Help You

At Smiles Dental in Longview, Washington, we understand that our patients sometimes feel anxiety over their treatment. Dental anxiety is a fairly common phenomenon, and because we want our patients to have the best possible experience while they are with us, we are pleased to offer our patients sedation dentistry to alleviate their dental anxiety…. Read More

Don’t Risk These Factors for Your Smile

Cavity prevention plays a big role in your healthy smile as it can keep your teeth and gum tissue healthy and strong and give you something to smile about! Being aware of the risk factors for dental caries can help you do your part by being prepared and knowledgeable. Today we will be sharing with… Read More

What Are Digital X-Rays?

Digital X-rays are a safe, helpful diagnosing tool. Our dentists use them to spot any dental issues that are difficult to detect with the naked eye. At , we utilize digital X-rays to: – Detect decay that is not visible with the naked eye – Locate decay beneath an existing filling – Reveal bone loss… Read More

What Do I Do About My Toothache?

Does one of your teeth hurt when you bite or chew? Is it abnormally sensitive to hot or cold temperatures? Toothaches are among the more common dental ailments we treat at . Toothaches occur when a tooth becomes abscessed. This is an infection caused by cracked or decayed teeth or periodontal disease, among other things…. Read More

Here comes April’s Oral Cancer Awareness

It’s officially spring and April is almost here, bringing with it oral cancer awareness month, a time where the American dental community creates public awareness for this fatal disease. More and more we are finding that this public awareness is increasingly vital, as this type of cancer kills 8,000 people every year. Like many cancers,… Read More