Thanks to his expertise and friendly demeanor, Dr. Jason Keefe is one of Washington’s most trusted doctors for general dentistry needs. He and the entire 5 Mile Smiles team are dedicated to keeping the teeth and gums of their Spokane-area patients of all ages in top shape so that they can have healthy, attractive smiles. Whether you are overdue on scheduling an appointment or have been on the hunt for a new dentist who you can feel comfortable with, Dr. Keefe is the best choice for your routine dental needs, including:
Professional Dental Cleaning
Your twice-yearly dental appointment includes a critical deep cleaning. Daily brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining your oral health, but they cannot accomplish as much as Dr. Keefe’s professional tools can. At your appointment, Dr. Keefe and his hygienist can clear away plaque and tartar from places that brushing and flossing cannot reach. In addition to the health benefits of this cleaning, most patients leave with aesthetic improvements in the form of a whiter and more sparkling smile.
Dental Examination and X-Rays
At this same appointment, Dr. Keefe will check your mouth to see if there are any problems inside your mouth such as cavities. Nearly every dental issue is more easily treated during its earliest stages, so regular checkups are critical. Use this opportunity to mention any sensitivity or pain you may have noticed on your own so that Dr. Keefe can keep a careful eye out for those potential problems.
Our office uses intraoral cameras and digital X-rays with Logicon software to better diagnose tooth decay and cavities. These state-of-the-art technologies allow patients to look at their own teeth on a 28-inch screen and are a pivotal part of finding small problems so that they can be addressed before they get worse.
While brushing and flossing are your best lines of defense against cavities, even the best brushers can occasionally get cavities. The good news is that fillings are an easy and effective way to tackle cavities and protect your teeth from decaying further. There is no need to worry about having shiny metal in your mouth — Dr. Keefe uses composite fillings that match the color of your existing teeth so they are easily hidden in your mouth.
Periodontal (Gum Disease) Treatment
Your gums are an extremely important part of your oral health. Plaque buildup around the gumline can cause gingivitis, but the 5 Mile Smiles team can help you reverse the damage before it leads to periodontitis. For patients who need it, Dr. Keefe offers scaling and root planing, a treatment that carefully removes plaque from pockets in your gums as well as smooths out the roots of your teeth to shrink the space where bacteria can get caught.
How to Contact Dr. Keefe
When selecting a general dentist, it makes sense to choose one who is capable of doing restorative and emergency dental work as well so that any problems that may turn up during your biannual examinations can be handled promptly. To book an appointment, call our Spokane office at (509) 326-2621 today.
“I love that the people recognize me as I walk in and they do really good work!”
– Jade Reguba
“My first dentist visit after moving to Spokane and I chose the right one! Everyone was friendly and accommodating. I thought I’d miss my former dentist but 5 Mile Smile made the transition super easy.. I highly recommend them.”