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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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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 […]

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Too Few Or Too Many Adult Teeth?

With regular dental appointments, Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO can catch cases of hypodontia and hyperdontia early on and make a plan for how to address it. Keep up with your daily dental hygiene routine, keep scheduling those regular appointments, and give us a call if you have any questions about these rare conditions!

DEPENDING ON HOW MANY wisdom teeth come in and whether or not they have to be removed, most adults have 28-32 adult teeth. There are a few outliers in either direction, however. Some people have fewer teeth than they should (called hypodontia or congenitally missing teeth), while others have one or more extra (called hyperdontia or […]

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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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April Celebration

Your dentist in Blue Springs, Foster Dental Care, enjoys celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, and hosting all sorts of other fun-n-games! Here is a recap from April 2019.

April showers bring May flowers! From seven different birthday celebrations, plus anniversary celebrations and providing top-notch patient care… we had a BUSY month.  We also suffered heartbreak and loss. Through this, we learned how rock solid and strong our dental family is, and how much we love one another. We love you all, too. Anniversaries […]

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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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The Effects Of Pregnancy On Oral Health

AN EXPECTANT MOM has enough to worry about without having to deal with new oral health problems, so check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post for tips on staying mouth-healthy!

YOU CAN ALWAYS expect your body to go through a lot of changes when you’re expecting, but did you know that some of those changes are to your oral health? The changing hormone levels of pregnancy actually put expecting mothers at greater risk of developing a variety of oral health issues, including gum disease, enamel erosion, […]

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Great Dental Health Apps For Kids

Having a hard time getting your child to brush for two full minutes? There’s an app for that! Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about some great dental health apps for kids

EVERY PARENT WANTS to be able to teach their children good, healthy habits so that they will be ready for the responsibilities of adulthood, and those include oral health and hygiene habits. But what do we do when our kids aren’t interested in brushing and flossing? Fortunately, in the age of the smartphone, there’s an app […]

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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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