New Patients: 816.484.3595 Current Patients: 816.228.6988 Schedule My Appointment

Charcoal Toothpaste: Science Versus Fads

If you are one of the countless people who would love a whiter smile, there are safe, controlled ways to get it, from in-office whitening to take-home trays to over-the-counter strips. Instead of looking to trendy YouTubers for ideas, talk to real dental professionals (ahem, US! Hello! Your dentist at Foster Dental Care!) who have years of training and experience working with teeth.

IF GIVEN THE CHANCE to change something about their smiles, most people would choose to have whiter teeth, and quite a few are willing to try just about anything for it, including something as counterintuitive as scrubbing them with toothpaste made of charcoal. The History of Charcoal as a Remedy The activated charcoal-based dental and skin […]

Read More…

What Kind of Toothbrush Is Right for You?

We want all of our patients to have the best tools for the job of keeping their teeth healthy and clean, but don’t forget that your best resource for good dental health is your dentist at Foster Dental Care! We look forward to seeing you twice a year!

THE TOOTHBRUSH HAS CHANGED a lot over the last century, and we consider ourselves very lucky that we don’t have to use animal hair as bristles. However, there are now so many different toothbrush options to choose from that it can be a little intimidating trying to find the perfect one. Bristle Firmness Conventional wisdom would […]

Read More…

How To Prepare For A Dental Emergency

In addition to being familiar with common types of dental emergencies, it’s essential to know where you’re going to go for help! Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO is ready to help any patient with an unexpected dental problem.

EMERGENCIES ARE SO MUCH easier to deal with if we’ve prepared for them in advance, and that includes dental emergencies. You might be wondering what you can do to prepare for something like an unexpected tooth injury or dental health issue. It’s true that a dental emergency isn’t quite the same as a food shortage or […]

Read More…

Dental Scaling And Root Planing: The Basics

The best treatment for gum disease is prevention, whether you’ve had it before or not. A good oral hygiene routine is critical, so make sure you’re brushing the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, replacing worn-out toothbrushes, and scheduling regular appointments with us at Foster Dental Care. Avoiding smoking will also help you keep your gums healthy.

ROUTINE PROFESSIONAL DENTAL cleanings by your dental hygienist include scaling or the careful removal of plaque and tartar from around the gumline. Tartar, in particular, can only be removed at a professional cleaning, as brushing and flossing alone can’t do the trick. However, if you have symptoms of gum disease, your teeth may need an […]

Read More…

How Does Swimming Affect Teeth?

Poolside? Give Foster Dental Care a call if you have questions about what you can do to protect your smile!

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED any extra sensitivity in your teeth after a fun afternoon swimming? You aren’t imagining things, though it usually takes more than just one trip to the local pool before there are any effects. But what does swimming have to do with tooth sensitivity? The Effects Of Chlorine On Tooth Enamel When you […]

Read More…

What Are Those White Spots On My Teeth?

If white spots on your teeth have been bothering you and making you less confident in your smile, come see us at Foster Dental Care

THERE ARE A LOT of things that can leave stains on our teeth, and stains can come in many different colors. You could see yellow stains, brown stains, or even the temporary stain from eating brightly colored candy, but what about when the stain is white? Where do those white spots come from, and is there […]

Read More…

Smile To Improve Your Day — And Your Health!

Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO encourages all of our patients to find every reason you can to smile, and come see us twice a year so that we can help you keep your smile as healthy as it can be!

“IT TAKES MORE MUSCLES to frown than to smile,” the old cliché goes, so you should smile more to conserve energy. Well, it turns out the cliché is false. Smiling takes at least ten muscles, while as few as six are required for a frown. A better expression would be “smile to burn more calories,” but […]

Read More…

How Clean Is Your Tongue?

If you have questions about tongue cleaning or would like our recommendations on the best tools for the job, just give Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs a call!

“BRUSH YOUR TEETH for two full minutes twice a day and floss your teeth once a day.” You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve heard that, but how often have you heard that you should be cleaning your tongue every day too? The Difference A Clean Tongue Makes More bacteria like to live on […]

Read More…

You’ll Be Smiling Again With Dental Implants

Over three million people in the U.S. alone have at least one dental implant, so you’ll be in excellent company if you choose this option to complete your smile. If you have a missing tooth and need to fill that gap, give Foster Dental Care (your dentist in Blue Springs) a call to schedule an appointment!

TOOTH DECAY, ACCIDENTS, and sports-related injuries are a few of the most common causes of tooth loss, but thanks to modern dentistry, we don’t need to live with a gap in our smiles. Among the most effective ways to fill in the gaps are dental implants. Implants Versus False Teeth Dentures (whether partial or full) are […]

Read More…

Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER comes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. We’re as excited for it as our patients, but before everyone leaves to explore parts unknown, your dentist, Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, wants to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you’re away from home.

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER comes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. Foster Dental Care is as excited for it as our patients, but before everyone leaves to explore parts unknown, we want to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you’re away […]

Read More…