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Don’t Take A Vacation From Oral Hygiene!

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER comes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. We’re as excited for it as our patients, but before everyone leaves to explore parts unknown, your dentist, Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, wants to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you’re away from home.

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF SUMMER comes the season of family vacations and exciting trips to new places. Foster Dental Care is as excited for it as our patients, but before everyone leaves to explore parts unknown, we want to give you a few tips and reminders about taking care of your teeth while you’re away […]

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Repeat After Us: Teeth Are Not Tools

Protect Your Teeth By Using Them Right Cracked and fractured teeth are the third highest cause of tooth loss. Don’t take risks with your teeth by using them as tools. Save yourself an expensive emergency dental visit; use your teeth only for what they are meant for and continue your daily brushing and flossing routine to keep them healthy. xo- Foster Dental Care, Blue Springs, MO

OUR TEETH ARE pretty amazing, and there’s a lot they can do. They chew our food, they provide structural support for the lower third of our faces, they help us speak clearly, and they give us our beautiful smiles. However, many people also find other uses for their teeth, which can be very dangerous. Teeth 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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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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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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