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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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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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Protecting Your Child’s Teeth From Injury

An important way to protect your child’s teeth from injury is to keep them healthy with twice-daily brushing and daily flossing, as well as regular dental appointments. Healthy teeth are stronger and more resistant to injury! Contact Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs for more information!

WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT it was like to be a kid. Running around, playing outside, discovering the world around us, and making great friends. We also remember the scraped knees and bumps and bruises that came along with all of that. As parents, we want our kids to have all the same great experiences we did, […]

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It’s Time To Kick That Ice-Chewing Habit

If ice chewing is something you struggle with, make sure to schedule appointments with Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, Missouri! Healthy Smiles Start Here.

CHEWING ICE MIGHT SEEM refreshing in the moment, but it’s not doing any favors for your teeth in the long run. Today we’re going to take a look at why ice chewing is such a common habit despite the dangers it poses, as well as what someone with this habit can do to stop. Compulsive Ice […]

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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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Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?

DO YOU CRINGE at the mere idea of ice cream touching your teeth? Read the new blog post by Foster Dental Care to learn about tooth sensitivity and how to minimize it!

IS A SIMPLE SPOONFUL of ice cream enough to make you cringe because of the pain in your teeth? Do you have to be careful when you drink hot coffee that none of it touches your chompers? If you know the feeling, then you’re one of the millions who experience tooth sensitivity. Let’s take a […]

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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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Temporomandibular Disorders

Blue Springs Dentist, Foster Dental Care wants to know: Have you been experiencing jaw pain or soreness lately? It could be a TMJ disorder, so check out our new blog post to learn more about it.

OUR JAWS DO A LOT of work throughout the day, opening and closing over and over so that we can do ordinary things like talk, eat, and yawn. Ideally, all of the anatomy involved functions as it should and we can perform these tasks without trouble, but many people struggle with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders because […]

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The First Loose Tooth: A Rite Of Passage

Foster Dental Care, your dentist in Blue Springs, MO wants you to know: If your child is in kindergarten or first grade, they might come to you soon with their first wiggly tooth. Read our new blog post for tips on how to make this exciting and fun for them!

DO YOU REMEMBER losing your first tooth? Maybe it happened later than for your classmates, or maybe you fell down on the playground and it came out before you knew it was loose. However it happens, losing that first tooth is a big deal for every kid. As parents, we want to make sure it’s a […]

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Oral pH: A Delicate Balance

Do you love to sip on a cold soda throughout the day? You could be throwing your oral pH out of whack! Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about how acids interact with our oral health.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER a little bit about pH from a science class you took years ago in middle school or high school. Even if you don’t, that’s okay; it’s time for a refresher course because pH plays a major role in our oral health. The Basics (And Acidics) Of pH We could go into some really […]

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