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Dental Technology
Spokane Valley, WA


Digital X-Rays


Digital x-rays by Grins & Giggles Family Dentistry in Spokane Valley, WAX-rays are a primary tool for early identification of dental problems. Detecting issues with x-rays before they become problematic can save you money in the long run. Early detection can help prevent the need for more extensive, expensive procedures or surgeries. X-rays are primarily used to detect:
•  Internal tooth decay
•  Cysts (fluid filled sacks at the base of your teeth)
•  Tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous
•  Impacted teeth
•  Teeth that are still coming in

At Grins and Giggles Family Dentistry, we use digital x-rays, which have several advantages over traditional film based x-rays. Digital x-rays allow us to take x-rays with 1/5 of the radiation that you would receive from traditional dental x-rays. The worry of exposure to excess radiation is eliminated.

Large on-screen x-rays make patient communication more effective. The immediate observation of the images on the screen allows us to discuss your dental health quickly and accurately.

Digital radiography has greatly enhanced the practice of dentistry. It allows the patient and the doctor to see images of the teeth in higher resolution on a large format for easier detection of problems, all while decreasing the radiation exposure to the patient. The process we use further defines the radiograph, resulting in clinically meaningful images that are sharp, detailed and rich in contrast.

Images are available instantly after exposure, eliminating the wait and effort spent developing and mounting x-rays. If an image needs to be retaken, it can be done immediately. Digital format also allows us to send and receive your images electronically, allowing for a faster consultation with your dentist.

Ultrasonic Scaler


Ultrasonic scalers used by Grins & Giggles Family Dentistry in Spokane Valley, WAWe use ultrasonic scalers for most adult dental cleanings. These devices use ultrasonic vibrations to help break down the plaque and calculus on the teeth that cause gingivitis and periodontal disease. The ultrasonic cleaners create microscopic bubbles that implode on the surface of the tooth, killing microbes and removing plaque and tartar in the process. Our instruments use a thin tip to better navigate in the periodontal pockets to help maintain optimal gingival health.

The procedure uses water and/or an antimicrobial liquid called chlorhexidine. It can remove tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas, with no damage to the tooth enamel. Manual scaling often uses pressure for cleaning, while the vibration produced by the scaling tip of an ultrasonic scaler is barely perceptible. This makes ultrasonic cleaning suitable to those with sensitive teeth. The cleaning process is faster than manual scaling, making your visit more comfortable.

After your teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic cleaner, your teeth will be hand scaled to check for any residual deposits and then polished.

Intraoral Camera


Intraoral cameras are offered by Grins & Giggles Family Dentistry in Spokane Valley, WAX-rays give us a clear view of what we can't see such as decay between the teeth. An intraoral camera gives the patient a view of what the dentist sees. An intraoral camera is a device that is about the size of a toothbrush. Broken fillings, fractured teeth, decay or any other dental problem can be viewed so that we can discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you.

Laser Dentistry


Lasers are useful in the treatment of soft tissue in several ways. In certain circumstances, when the gum tissue protrudes to the tooth surface, laser treatment is used to reshape the tissue and give a more natural smile. During restorative procedures that involve crowns, lasers are effective in redesigning the tissue and the bone for the right placement. Some people, especially children, suffer from a condition where the tongue’s frenulum is not moving freely, causing problems while speaking. Laser dentistry is prescribed in those situations too.

It has also been used to detect cavities at an early stage before they progress to conditions that may require advanced procedures. Lasers have been found to be exceptionally productive in disinfecting and getting rid of bacteria. Most of our patients are relieved to learn that their tooth sensitivity can be successfully treated with laser treatment, requiring no painful procedures.
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