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Do I Need Braces?

May 30, 2024 in General

Do I Need Braces?

There are many reasons why moving teeth (braces or Invisalign) is a good idea. Sometimes it is strictly for esthetic reasons, but sometimes it is needed to keep your teeth functioning at their best for long term health. Read More »

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

February 1, 2024 in General

Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Dr. Spaulding prides herself in working closely with a team of highly trained dental specialists in the Gig Harbor/Tacoma area. When restoring teeth, Dr Spaulding uses a comprehensive approach with a team of highly trained specialists. Read More »

Discover Your New Smile

November 1, 2023 in General

Discover Your New Smile

Are you tired of hiding your smile due to missing teeth? Spaulding Dental Co. has the solution you’ve been waiting for. Our removable dentures and bridges are designed to comfortably restore your smile and your confidence. Read More »

Dry Mouth: A Prevalent Challenge

Dr. Melissa Spaulding aims to educate and empower patients to actively manage their oral health and maintain healthy, comfortable smiles by raising awareness about xerostomia (dry mouth) and its implications. Read More »

Visualize Your Smile - Diagnostic Wax-up

Have you ever wanted to see how your smile would look before any restorative treatments began? Spaulding Dental Co. of Gig Harbor, WA, prides itself on providing reliable and predictable dental care through diagnostic wax-up mock-ups for treatment planning. Read More »

Dental Implants from Spaulding Dental Co.

Spaulding Dental Co. in Gig Harbor is proud to offer personalized dental implant services to our patients. Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for replacing missing teeth that mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Read More »

Please Leave us a Review

April 28, 2023 in General

Please Leave us a Review

Spaulding Dental Co. needs your help! We are very grateful for the opportunity to serve the thriving community of Gig Harbor, and that's why your feedback and reviews mean the world to us. Read More »

Tooth-Friendly Hydration: Stop the Pop!

Consider reducing the unhealthy habit of drinking carbonated soda, one of the leading causes of tooth decay. Soda is a triple threat to your teeth! The sugar, carbonation, and acids in soft drinks lead to tooth decay by encouraging the growth of bacteria and weakening tooth enamel. Read More »

Grinding Your Teeth While Sleeping?

The condition where you grind, clench, or gnash your teeth unconsciously is called bruxism but is commonly referred to as teeth grinding. Teeth grinding usually occurs during sleep and can result from excess stress or anxiety. Read More »

Happy Holiday Smiles

December 21, 2022 in General

Happy Holiday Smiles

The holiday season is finally here! This special time of the year is all about the season's magic, time with loved ones, and lots of delicious food. That said, before you dig into your favorite Christmas treats, here's a few tips so you can enjoy the holidays without compromising your smile! Read More »

New Patient Evaluation

October 31, 2022 in General

New Patient Evaluation

As a new patient at Spaulding Dental Co., you'll see either Drs. Spaulding or Rogers for a comprehensive one-on-one evaluation. During this exam, we will discuss your dental and medical history, current sleep/airway conditions, and any anxieties you may be experiencing. Our goal is to make each appointment as smooth and comfortable as possible. Read More »

Natural Beauty - Essential Care

Living in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, we can feel nature all around us, beckoning us. This beautiful place isn't just our home; it's part of who we are. Caring for our home is important, but taking care of ourselves often gets overlooked. Read More »

The Best Small Towns in Washington

Our charming Puget Sound Bay city was highlighted in a recent Travel + Leisure magazine featuring the Best Small Towns in Washington. Of course, we already know how amazing Gig Harbor is! From our picturesque waterfront with its stunning views of Mount Rainier to the fantastic quality of life that Gig Harbor offers, there’s always something to take your breath away and make you smile. Read More »

Caring and Compassionate Dentistry

At Spaulding Dental Co., our core philosophy incorporates patient care as a life-long relationship, and our relationship begins with understanding you and your dental needs as a whole. We take the time to get to know you and your dental and medical history, and we are committed to making your experience with us as comfortable and beneficial as possible. Read More »

Summer in Gig Harbor

July 1, 2022 in General

Summer in Gig Harbor

Good oral health is critical to your overall well-being, and keeping active helps improve your oral and overall health. If you're looking for ways to stay active this summer in Gig Harbor, look no further. Read More »

Be Yourself; Everyone Else is Taken

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. When you are confident with your smile, you’re more apt to take good care of your teeth. Improve your natural smile with these tips and fall in love with your Classique Smilé! Read More »

What is a Dental Crown?

April 29, 2022 in General

What is a Dental Crown?

Over time, teeth wear down and can become susceptible to disease or injury. When a tooth becomes too worn, weak, or broken, a dental crown is made to fit over the affected tooth, restoring its natural look as well as its size, shape, and strength. Read More »

Refer a Friend and Get 50% Off Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Spaulding Dental Co. has continued to thrive because of your good referrals to your friends, family, and co-workers. As a way of saying thank you, we are offering 50% off our Zoom! Professional Whitening treatment for the first eight patients who refer a friend to us! Read More »

Fight Inflammation Naturally with Antioxidants

Oral health often determines the overall health of the entire body. Scientists are studying antioxidants to determine their effect on interfering replication and attachment in infectious viruses. The use of antioxidants is seen as an extra line of defense against systemic inflammation. Read More »

How Does Sugar Affect Your Teeth?

Dental decay can happen to people of all ages and occurs when plaque bacteria feed on the sugar in your diet. Your mouth is full of both beneficial and harmful bacteria, and when you eat sugar, it sets off a whole chain of events. Read More »

We Love Gig Harbor!

December 30, 2021 in General

We Love Gig Harbor!

Spaulding Dental Co loves being part of the thriving community of Gig Harbor, WA! Located near Puget Sound and in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier, Gig Harbor is a captivating maritime community known for its dazzling walkable waterfront and rich naval history. Read More »

Start the Season with a Sparkle!

As we kick off the holidays and head toward the new year, you may already be putting together a list of resolutions that you want to take on. Most people begin to think about improving their health – eating a healthier diet, going to the gym more, or meal prepping for the workweek rather than eating out. But what about your oral health? Read More »

We Care About Your Comfort!

October 29, 2021 in General

We Care About Your Comfort!

At Spaulding Dental Co. in Gig Harbor, WA, we care about you and take your comfort seriously! Are you someone who experiences anxiety about visiting the dentist? Maybe you have especially sensitive teeth or are sound-sensitive, or have an aversion to pain? Read More »

Can Cavities Heal if Left Alone?

What is a cavity, really? Cavities are permanently damaged parts of the hard surface of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities are caused by the union of many factors, including bacteria in your mouth, frequent repeated, sipping on sugary drinks, and not cleaning your teeth well. Read More »

Be at Ease with Microdentistry

Anxiety associated with dental visits is common. Whether it’s from a bad experience in the past or simply an aversion to the sights and sounds of a dental office, know you’re not alone. At Spaulding Dental Co, we have taken extra steps to help you feel at ease. One of the techniques we use is minimally invasive microdentistry. Read More »

Restore your ‘Classic Smile’

Are you satisfied with your smile? When is the last time that you invested in your own self-confidence and well-being? A beautiful, confident smile can completely transform your life. Read More »

Keep Your Mouth Squeaky Clean!

Is my twice-annual dental cleaning really that important? Have you put your regular cleanings on hold? Most people know that brushing and flossing their teeth every day is essential, but did you know that your oral health might play a more significant role? Oral health is a key indicator of overall health. Read More »

Coloring Contest for Kids & Adults

We are very thankful to be part of this community and are so excited to announce this coloring contest for kids and adults. The winners will receive a gift card to one of our amazing local businesses. View and print the coloring pages... Read More »

Smile Brighter with Teeth Whitening

Our gentle, yet effective whitening program gives you the confidence to shine! Achieve a lighter and healthier looking smile with Philips Zoom!, a light-enhanced whitening technology capable of rapid tooth-whitening. Read More »