Spokane Valley, WA
At Grins and Giggles Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on treating every member of the family. Family dentistry is focused on preventing potential complications, rather than treating them. If you and your family are in need of professional dental services, we can help!
Despite your best efforts, dental cleaning at home might not be effective. Fortunately, it is possible to attain optimal oral hygiene through professional dental cleaning. At Grins and Giggles Family Dentistry, we offer professional dental cleaning services, which help to improve your oral health and prevent the occurrence of various dental health issues.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a routine check-up up roughly twice a year. A routine appointment with Dr. Mostafa Kabbani will typically include a professional cleaning and a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
At Grins and Giggles Family Dentistry, we offer oral cancer screening services, which helps to detect the disease at its onset, thus allowing for timely and lifesaving treatment.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Periodontal maintenance basically refers to various oral health care measures, which are taken to ensure that periodontal disease does not recur. This is achieved by keeping bacterial infections at bay. The maintenance care, however, also offers several other benefits, in addition to keeping the disease away.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouth guard. A mouth guard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is mouth guards. These help to bring your lower jaw forward when you are sleeping at night. This helps because sleep apnea is often caused by blocked airways when the jaw slips backward at night.
TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is characterized by the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which causes severe pain to the joints, the jawbone, and the surrounding muscles.