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Canker Sores: Causes And Treatment

Have you ever had to deal with the discomfort of a canker sore? Read Blue Springs dentist, Foster Dental Care's new blog post, to learn what these sores are and how you can reduce their symptoms and frequency.

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED to enjoy one of your favorite foods, but that angry, swollen lump on your gums or the inside of your cheek kept stinging and hurting? Then you know what it’s like to have a canker sore. These sores are round ulcers that can develop on the inside of the lips and cheeks, […]

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Oral Bacteria Testing: Getting Ahead of Gum Disease

Did you know that DNA testing can be used to improve oral health? Read Foster Dental Care's (dentist in Blue Springs) new blog post to learn about OralDNA and how we use it to benefit our patients!

TEN YEARS AGO, scientists developed a new method to test for oral diseases, such as periodontal disease. This method is called OralDNA testing or Oral Bacteria testing, and it enables us to spot these diseases much earlier than we could before and offer treatment that is tailor-made for individual patients. What’s So Important About Early […]

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Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

Having straight teeth is actually good for your health! Read Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about the many benefits of straight teeth besides the superficial ones

THE MOST OBVIOUS impact of orthodontic treatment is a straighter, more attractive smile. While it is true that we tend to perceive people with properly aligned teeth as happier and more successful, the benefits aren’t just superficial. Clearer Speech Do you remember the lisp you had between losing your two front teeth and the adult ones […]

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Kissing And Cavities

Valentine's Day is coming up, and many of us will want to pucker up! However, we share more than love with our kisses. Read Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn how kissing affects oral bacteria

FOSTER DENTAL CARE HOPES ALL OF our patients are excited about Valentine’s Day! We also hope the topic we’re about to discuss won’t spoil the romantic mood, but we need to talk about what kissing does to oral bacteria. The Bacteria In Our Mouths Our mouths are home to many species of microscopic organisms. Most of […]

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Relief For A Burned Mouth

Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post for tips on what to do to soothe a burned tongue.

HAVE YOU EVER SAT down to a plate of lasagna from your favorite Italian place and immediately taken a huge bite without waiting for it to cool down? Or taken a swig of hot chocolate too fast? Maybe it wasn’t lasagna or hot chocolate for you, but we’ve all burned our tongues on foods or drinks […]

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Nitrous Oxide: Having A Gas At The Dentist

If you've never had laughing gas during a dental appointment, check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn what it is, what it does, and why we use it in dentistry!

MOST OF US HAVE at least heard of laughing gas, the whimsically-nicknamed sedation method used by dentists, even if we haven’t had it ourselves. But what exactly is laughing gas, and why is it so closely associated with dentistry? Nitrous Oxide From Discovery To Dentistry Laughing gas is a colorless, odorless gas. It consists of two […]

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Sedation Dentistry For Dental Anxiety

Don't let your fear of the dentist keeping you from scheduling those regular cleaning appointments! Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs has options to make your visit comfortable and relaxing.

DOES DENTAL ANXIETY make it difficult for you to keep up with your regular dental appointments? Sedation dentistry could be the solution you’ve been looking for so that your teeth can get the professional care they need to stay healthy. What Is Sedation Dentistry? One way we can assist in making your dental visit a relaxing […]

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Bad Oral Health Fads

Do you know someone who uses charcoal toothpaste? Before you buy your own tube, check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn why your teeth will be better off if you avoid these kinds of dental health trends.

FADS AREN’T ALWAYS ABOUT hairstyles and slang; they can also be about the way we take care of our bodies, including our teeth. It’s important to be able to tell the difference between something that is popular and something that has the support of the dental health community. That’s why we’re going to take a critical […]

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An Intro To Veneers

Do you have a chipped or badly stained tooth? Read Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about veneers and which dental problems they solve

MANY OF US ARE unhappy with the way our smiles look. Maybe our teeth aren’t as white as we’d like, they have unusual shapes, or they’ve suffered some damage like chipping or fractures. Veneers are a great, long-lasting solution we can use to fix these problems and get the smiles of our dreams. How Do Veneers […]

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Train Your Child To Be A Flossing Ninja

Your dentist, Foster Dental Care, has the training tools to help your child become a flossing ninja!

BEING A GOOD NINJA isn’t just about mastering the nunchaku and learning to move about completely undetected; it’s also about keeping one’s teeth and gums healthy and strong. One of our greatest weapons against gum disease and tooth decay is a good flossing habit. The Importance Of Flossing To The Path Of The Ninja You might […]

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