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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dentures Through History

These days, patients in need of false teeth have much better options than George Washington did. Modern dentures are typically made of plastic or acrylic resin, sometimes porcelain. They can be partial or full, removable or fixed by implants. Call Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs for denture solutions that meet your needs. 816-228-6988

TOOTH LOSS HAS BEEN a problem people have had to deal with all throughout history, and false teeth have been a solution since at least 2500 B.C. Dentures Through The Ages The oldest known false teeth were discovered in Mexico, made of wolf teeth. Millennia later, around 700 B.C., the ancient Etruscans would use gold bands or […]

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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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