At Cascade Dental Care, we value the trust you place in our team to keep your smile healthy! We're dedicated to offering the best preventive care to our patients in Spokane, WA, and beyond, with a full selection of cutting-edge and personalized dental services. No matter how big or small your family’s oral health needs, our Spokane dentists and staff are here to provide the best possible dental care experience.
We offer the following preventive dentistry services:
Comprehensive Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings
At Cascade Dental Care, our priority is always to provide reliable, top-quality preventive care in an environment comfortable for the whole family! For any dental procedure or oral surgery, comfort is at the core of our commitment to every patient, starting with our everyday dentistry services like exams, cleanings, and hygiene services. We provide regular cleaning and exams to adults and children ages 3 and up, plus any additional services that may be required, including teeth-strengthening mineral treatments.
Our dental hygienists always provide gentle, personalized care while checking for early signs of gingivitis, decay, and other oral health concerns. At every appointment, our dental professionals will provide the most current oral health education to keep your smile healthy between visits!
Periodontal Health & Maintenance
Have you experienced periodontal disease resulting in bone loss, exposed root surfaces, bleeding gums, or other uncomfortable oral health conditions? At Cascade Dental Care, we value the strong connection between gum health and total body health. Along with regular cleanings, our doctors offer periodontal maintenance scaling to help preserve your healthy bones and gums!
Periodontal maintenance often includes cleaning plaque and tartar from both above and below the gum line, smoothing rough areas of the roots, addressing the irrigation of inflamed gum pockets, and the application of antibacterial medicine when required.
At Cascade Dental Care, we recommend performing periodontal maintenance 3-4 times a year. Considered by most insurance carriers to be a basic dental service, periodontal maintenance can be performed several times a year depending on the status of your health.
Cutting-Edge CT Scans & Digital X-Rays
At Cascade Dental Care, we're prepared to take a more detailed look at your oral health. Our North Spokane and South Hill offices are both fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to perform digital x-rays and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT) scans.
A CT x-ray, or dental CT scan, can be used to produce a 3D image of your teeth and oral cavity, providing a clear look at your bones, nerve pathways, and soft tissue — all in a single scan! This type of x-ray is particularly effective when locating impacted teeth and ensuring dental implants are placed accurately. It can also evaluate and diagnose oral health issues like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and concerns related to bone structure.
Protective Tooth Sealants
Dental sealants are a non-invasive, painless way to protect permanent teeth! Our doctors use an invisible coating that has been shown to make teeth over 70% more resistant to decay by sealing the tooth to reduce cavities, discomfort, and the potential need for more expensive dental procedures in the future.
The process involves a painless coating applied to the outer enamel of the tooth, which is then hardened using a curing light. Once hardened, the sealant can last for up to ten years!
At Cascade Dental Care, our team will always examine your teeth for signs of decay before applying a sealant, to ensure the decayed area is removed and treated before the procedure begins.
After the procedure, keeping optimal oral hygiene is critical to ensuring the protective effects of your sealant are long-lasting. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are necessary for monitoring and maintaining the integrity of the applied sealant.
Night Guards for Bruxism
Do you grind your teeth (bruxism) at night? If you find yourself waking up with jaw pain, tooth pain, or even headaches, a customized nightguard from Cascade Dental Care could offer you some needed relief. A night guard is a small oral appliance, typically made of plastic, that fits securely around your teeth to prevent the devastating effects of grinding.
A night guard is a trusted solution for protecting against the devastating long-term effects of grinding teeth, including uneven tooth wear, TMJ, painful headaches, and more! Contact our office today to protect your healthy, even smile!
Athletic Mouth Guards
Do you play a sport? No matter what your athletic activity of choice may be, it's important to protect your smile with a custom-fitted mouthguard! At Cascade Dental Care, our athletic mouthguards are designed to preserve your healthy teeth and safeguard your smile from injuries, concussions, and more.
Desensitizing Treatments For Sensitive Teeth
Do your sensitive teeth affect your ability to enjoy certain food and drinks? The team at Cascade Dental Care is here to help you combat your tooth sensitivity to hot and cold! In your consultation, our doctors will first rule out any serious causes, then apply a paste specifically designed to remove tooth sensitivity for months at a time. Paired with the oral health education on keeping your teeth strong between appointments, you'll return to enjoying the foods and drinks you love in no time!
Dental Deep-Cleans with Scaling & Root Planing
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, is caused by the buildup of bacteria above and below the gumline. The formation of this bacteria, commonly known as plaque, is inevitable — this is why regular, thorough dental cleanings are an essential component of long-lasting dental health.
As plaque builds on the teeth, the gums can begin the process of pulling away from the teeth, creating “pockets” where plaque becomes trapped and unable to be removed using the normal, everyday process of brushing your teeth at home.
At Cascade Dental Care, our dental professionals provide scaling and root planing, a deep clean to remove the unreachable plaque that forms below the gum line. The ADA published a study in 2015 noting that this treatment can benefit anyone suffering from chronic periodontitis (which affects nearly half of the adults in the US over the age of 30).
At your comprehensive exam, our doctors will use top dental technologies to determine the state of your oral health care and the need for deep cleaning around the gums. We'll always provide gentle, specialized care to help you achieve and maintain healthy gums!
Keep Your Smile Healthy with Cascade Dental Care
The team at Cascade Dental Care is dedicated to keeping every member of the family smiling. If you're due for a quality dental exam and preventive cleaning, call our North Spokane or South Hill office today to schedule your appointment!