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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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Halloween Candy Buy Back at Foster Dental Care

2019 Halloween Candy Buy Back at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs. Treats for our troops and Cash for you!

DOOoOOOOOOoooOOOOO YOU HAVE EXTRA HALLOWEEN CANDY?!? Did your ghouls and goblins come home from trick or treating with more sweets than you know what to do with? Let Foster Dental Care help you out! Join us at the Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back where we will purchase your leftover Halloween treats! For each pound you […]

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How To Prepare For A Dental Emergency

In addition to being familiar with common types of dental emergencies, it’s essential to know where you’re going to go for help! Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO is ready to help any patient with an unexpected dental problem.

EMERGENCIES ARE SO MUCH easier to deal with if we’ve prepared for them in advance, and that includes dental emergencies. You might be wondering what you can do to prepare for something like an unexpected tooth injury or dental health issue. It’s true that a dental emergency isn’t quite the same as a food shortage or […]

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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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Win My Wallet!

Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs is raffling off a wallet filled with $500 gift cards! Thank you Referring Loved Ones to Foster Dental Care!

THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER… and soon we’ll be spending quality time with family and decking the halls, too! What is a better way for us to celebrate all the AMAZING referrals you send to our office than by raffling off a wallet filled with gift cards (total amount $500)?!? Wallet Gift […]

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How To Choose A Great Dentist

We Can’t Wait To Meet You And Your Family Hopefully this list gives you a good place to start in your search for a great dentist, but if you’re still uncertain, come see us! We can answer your questions about Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO and find out if we’re a good fit for you and your family’s dental needs.

THERE ARE A NUMBER of reasons why someone might need a new dentist. Maybe their insurance changed, they’re moving to a new area, or they simply haven’t looked for a dentist yet. Whatever the reason, if you don’t already have a dentist, it’s a good idea to choose one now so that you and your family […]

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Common Toothbrush Mistakes To Avoid

MAINTAINING GOOD DENTAL health isn’t just about the quantity of your brushing — it’s also about the quality. There are several mistakes many of us make when brushing our teeth, whether because we’re using the wrong tools or because we’re using the right tools the wrong way.

MAINTAINING GOOD DENTAL health isn’t just about the quantity of your brushing — it’s also about the quality. There are several mistakes many of us make when brushing our teeth, whether because we’re using the wrong tools or because we’re using the right tools the wrong way. 1. Keeping A Toothbrush Too Long How long has […]

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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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How Does Swimming Affect Teeth?

Poolside? Give Foster Dental Care a call if you have questions about what you can do to protect your smile!

HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED any extra sensitivity in your teeth after a fun afternoon swimming? You aren’t imagining things, though it usually takes more than just one trip to the local pool before there are any effects. But what does swimming have to do with tooth sensitivity? The Effects Of Chlorine On Tooth Enamel When you […]

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