Wisdom Teeth Removal – When?

Lately, the latest trend amongst trending topics has been celebrities keeping their Instagram followers up-to-date on their dental health. This includes top A-listers like Paris Hilton, Lily Allen, and Emile Hirsch. Even Ariana Grande has gotten in on the act. Recently, Grande gave social media users a front row seat to the removal of her Read More

Labor Day – Signals Summer’s End

  It’s that time of year again! Labor Day is our last chance to celebrate the summer. But what actually is the meaning behind Labor Day? Labor Day began in 1894. The US Congress decided that the first Monday of every September would honor the working men and women of our great country. This would Read More

Easter – Some Fun Facts and History

Easter is not just about egg hunts, candy, Cadbury eggs and chocolate rabbits. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ. It is a moveable holiday or feast since it does not occur on the same exact day every year. Most Christian churches in the Western part of the globe celebrate Read More

Oral Hygiene – What Is It?

Oral Hygiene … Okay we all know what oral means and the definition of hygiene is “conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness”. Therefore it means taking care of your mouth and teeth. All dentists and Orthodontists like those at Phipps Orthodontics recommend being attentive to your teeth and Read More

Buck Teeth – Stop The Bullying

Buck teeth, also known as a malocclusion or severe overbite, is much more common than we think. In many cases, buck teeth are a hereditary condition. But, it can also be worsened by prolonged thumb sucking, bottle feeding or the overuse of a pacifier. Throughout history, buck teeth have been the cause of bullying and Read More

Tooth Decay – Less Is Better

Tooth decay…Did you know that for over a century dentists removed both healthy and diseased portions of tooth structure when treating patients as a preventative measure to avoid future decay? However, in the 1970s, a new treatment options emerged, in the dental field known as “Minimally Invasive Dentistry” (MID) attempts to preserve as much of Read More

Smile – It Offers Many Benefits

A simple smile holds the key to many wonderful secrets. When you flash a those wonderfully beautiful pearly whites, you are sending a message not only to the world but subconsciously to yourself. You are telling the world that you are happy and confident but also telling yourself. We all smile when we are happy Read More

Sunburn – Be Safe In The Sun

  The Team at Phipps Orthodontics knows that regardless of the many health warnings about skin damage from the sun, many still subject themselves to the burning rays of the sun for extended periods of time. More than one-third of adults and 70% of children have admitted to getting sunburn at least once or twice Read More

July 4th – Some Fun Facts

We celebrate American Independence Day on the July 4th every year. We think of July 4th, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Read More

Graduates – The Door Opens to Life

Graduation is in the air during the month of June. Whether that graduation is from Junior High School, Senior High School or College, we want to express our hardiest congratulations to all of our graduates in Spokane WA. In many instances, parents often deserve congratulations as well for helping with homework, making sure their students Read More