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Sinking teeth into dental care: Program brings fight against tooth decay into area schools

Recent grants are backing dental initiatives to reduce rates of tooth decay in Spokane County. Strategies include a school program for teeth cleanings and sealants, partnering with physicians to recognize …

CVS moves into dental care with teeth-straightening service

The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will add SmileDirectClub locations to hundreds of its stores, where customers can get started on getting their teeth straightened without an in-person visit …

UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

Grant supports unmet dental services

A $125,000 grant will mean nearly $1 million in comprehensive dental care to Washington state residents in need, boosting services provided by volunteer dentists and labs.

Inslee signs bill to improve dental care for state tribes

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday signed a bill that seeks to improve oral health on reservations in Washington state. The measure was the first bill the governor has signed this …

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

The federal government has recommended flossing since 1979, first in a surgeon general’s report and later in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued every five years. The guidelines must be …

The endodontist is in

When dentist Lisa Ellingsen tells people her specialty – endodontics – some stare back blankly. Then she explains she does root canals, and they screw up their faces in feigned …

Ask Dr. K: Have teeth checked twice yearly

DEAR DOCTOR K: I take good care of my teeth, brushing and flossing regularly. Do I still need to have regular dental checkups? DEAR READER: Even if you brush your …

Dental cuts hit Idaho

BOISE – More than 42,000 poor or disabled Idahoans lost their non-emergency dental coverage last Friday due to state budget cuts, and there’s some question about whether the state’s expected …

Electricity Key To New Cavity Finder

Scientists may have found a better way for your dentist to look for cavities. It involves passing an electric current through a tooth and all the way down your arm. …