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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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Defeating Bad Breath

Have you been struggling with bad breath? Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn what causes it and what you can do to fight back!

WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE BEFORE — sitting in the middle of a job interview or a first date and realizing that our breath is far from minty fresh. Even when everything else is going perfectly, bad breath can be enough to ruin your confidence and turn a good experience sour. Why do we get bad breath, […]

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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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Our Favorite Quotes About Smiling

NEED A REASON TO smile today? Look no further than Foster Dental Care's new blog post, in which we’ve collected great quotes about smiling

WORKING IN THE DENTAL health business, one of our favorite things to see is our patients’ smiles. So today, the team at Foster Dental Care thought we’d celebrate those happy faces by sharing some of our favorite quotes about smiling! Smile For Yourself “Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get […]

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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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Whiten Your Smile This Spring!

If you schedule your whitening appointment at Foster Dental Care for sometime between the beginning of March and the end of June, 100 percent of your money will go to helping children in need!

SPRING IS A TIME of renewal and revitalization. All the green is back, flowers are blooming again, and birds are singing. What better time to renew your smile with whitening treatments? Everyday Life Can Dull Your Smile Over time, our teeth can appear more yellow. It could be stained from food or it could simply be […]

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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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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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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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