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Many people will experience a fractured (cracked or broken) tooth in their lifetime. The most common causes of fractured teeth are trauma to the face and mouth or biting on hard objects. Teeth with large fillings are especially apt to get a trauma. Treatment options for a fractured tooth will depend on the size and…

Drilless Dentistry, formally known as air abrasion, is an exciting technological advance employed by our cosmetic and implant dentist on the Northside of Spokane. Dr. Keefe can use air abrasion to replace the noisy and uncomfortable traditional drill that many patients have come to fear. With drilless dentistry, a stream of non-toxic powder is used…

Whether you’re missing one or all of your teeth, there’s  an exciting option that will help you smile with confidence again. Thousands of people are flashing smiles that have been beautified by implants, a fabulous tooth replacement technique that can be performed right here in our office. Implants are made of special biomaterials that are surgically placed in the jawbone under…

A veneer is a thin shell made out of porcelain or composite material. They are custom made and cemented to the front side of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, discolored teeth, chipped teeth or they can even be used to cover spaces in…

An endodontist is dental specialist that has completed 4 years of dental school along with an additional 2 or more years of specialty training in endodontics (root canals).  An endodontist is another name for a  root canal specialist. With the lengthy education that an endodontist receives, they are able to perform all aspects of root canal…

If you have infections and other problems in your mouth such as receding gums and periodontal disease are common among diabetics. Diabetes impairs the body’s ability to fight off infections, decreases blood flow and circulation to gum tissue, and in many cases elevates the sugar levels within the oral cavity. These factors tend to promote…

When you loose your baby teeth your second set of teeth is your last. If you take good care of your teeth you will keep them for life. In spite of what you may have heard dental disease is not only controllable, it is also correctable and most of all preventable. A thorough brushing and…

Tooth decay happen when germs also known as bacteria in your mouth that make acids that can eat away at a tooth. It can also create a hole in the tooth, called a cavity.  If not treated, tooth decay can cause pain, infection, and tooth loss. The sticky substance that forms on teeth is called plaque, and…

The enamel is the first layer of the tooth that is visible in the mouth, it is a porous, calcified substance made from crystalline calcium phosphate. Enamel appears to be a soft beige to white color, yet it is semi-translucent allowing the color of the dentin layer to penetrate through. Enamel is also the hardest…

Several different options are available to change the shape of teeth, make teeth look longer, close spaces between teeth or repair chipped or cracked teeth. Among the options are bonding, crowns, and veneers. Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material called composite is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with…

MARIA Y.

I have had multiple visits to 5 Mile Smiles and they have always been great!!! I highly recommend seeing this office for ALL your dental needs!

TANNER L.

Great service, easy to get an appointment, staff was very informative on what work was being done and if I had pain during the procedure. They seem to have very new equipment which makes procedures faster and more effective than other offices in town.

CARMEN W.

I JUST LOVE THESE GUYS !!! I was never an ideal patient, so frightened of a dentist until I found 5 Mile Smiles. The extraordinary quality of their work matches the entire teams' compassion & care. Outstanding!

SHAWN C.

The staff was very kind and welcoming and my appointment was on time.

BRIAN H.

Dr. Keefe and his team were awesome, and I was in and out of there much quicker than I’d anticipated.

RANDY D.

Best dentist I have been to!!! The staff is awesome and got me in while I was on vacation to fix a crown. I would highly recommend.
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