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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 […]

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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 […]

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Plaque, Tartar, And Your Teeth

Find out what tooth plaque and tooth tartar are and how to spot them and effectively remove it, by Foster Dental Care, your dentist in Blue Springs, MO

PLAQUE AND TARTAR are two words that you probably hear a lot when you come in for a dental cleaning. You might already know that they cause tooth decay and gum disease, but do you know what they are? Let’s take a closer look at these two substances that are a constant threat to our oral […]

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Enamel Hypoplasia

Maintaining a healthy smile is harder for people struggling with enamel hypoplasia. Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about this condition and how to fight back

WE ALL WANT a perfect, pearly-white smile. Sometimes all it takes is a good brushing and flossing habit and regular dental visits, but not everyone is lucky enough to have naturally strong teeth that are easy to take care of. For some people, a healthy smile is much harder to achieve because of a condition called […]

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A Closer Look At Our Teeth

You see your pearly whites in the mirror every day, but do you know what’s going on under the surface? Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about the anatomy of your teeth!

WE USE OUR TEETH all day, every day, for chewing, talking, and flashing big smiles at friends and family, but what are the structures that allow our teeth to do so much? Let’s take a look at what our teeth are made of. Layer 1: Tooth Enamel The portion of each tooth that we can see […]

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Dental X-Rays: It’s Time For Your Close-Up

Have you ever wondered what we do with those X-rays we take of your teeth? Read Foster Dental Care's blog to find out!

IF WE ASKED you to list three things that happen in a typical dental exam, dental X-rays would probably be one of them. But do you know what they’re used for? It depends on the type of X-ray, so let’s look at what these are. Getting The Wide Shot With Panoramic X-Rays If you’ve ever stood […]

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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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4 Animals With Unusual Teeth

BLue Springs Dentist, Foster Dental Care shares four of the weirdest sets of chompers we could fin

ANIMALS MIGHT NOT BE as concerned with maintaining their oral health and hygiene as we are, but that doesn’t stop some of them from having very interesting teeth! Like our teeth are adapted to an omnivorous diet, animal teeth are adapted to the foods they eat. In some cases, the results can get pretty strange. Today, […]

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Supernumerary Teeth

MOST PEOPLE WILL develop a total of twenty baby teeth that are gradually replaced by a total of thirty-two adult teeth. Sometimes those teeth don’t all appear, a condition called hypodontia. In even rarer cases, all the normal teeth will be present, plus at least one extra! These extra teeth are supernumerary teeth, and the condition is […]

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The Different Types Of Teeth

YOU’VE PROBABLY NOTICED that your teeth aren’t all the same shape, but do you know the reason? Humans have four different types of teeth, and they each serve specific purposes, both in helping us chew and in giving us our beautiful smiles! Types Of Teeth And What They Do The reason we need so many different types […]

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