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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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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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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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Oral pH: A Delicate Balance

Do you love to sip on a cold soda throughout the day? You could be throwing your oral pH out of whack! Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post to learn about how acids interact with our oral health.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER a little bit about pH from a science class you took years ago in middle school or high school. Even if you don’t, that’s okay; it’s time for a refresher course because pH plays a major role in our oral health. The Basics (And Acidics) Of pH We could go into some really […]

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Dental Care For Baby Teeth

We all love to see our children smiling, and we love it even more when we know those smiles are healthy. Check out Foster Dental Care's new blog post for tips on taking care of baby teeth!

THE SMILE OF a happy child is one of the best things in the world. Unfortunately, dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease of childhood. We want those smiles to stay as healthy as possible, which is why Foster Dental Care is dedicating a blog post to baby teeth dental care. Baby Teeth Matter […]

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Canker Sores: Causes And Treatment

Have you ever had to deal with the discomfort of a canker sore? Read Blue Springs dentist, Foster Dental Care's new blog post, to learn what these sores are and how you can reduce their symptoms and frequency.

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED to enjoy one of your favorite foods, but that angry, swollen lump on your gums or the inside of your cheek kept stinging and hurting? Then you know what it’s like to have a canker sore. These sores are round ulcers that can develop on the inside of the lips and cheeks, […]

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Oral Bacteria Testing: Getting Ahead of Gum Disease

Did you know that DNA testing can be used to improve oral health? Read Foster Dental Care's (dentist in Blue Springs) new blog post to learn about OralDNA and how we use it to benefit our patients!

TEN YEARS AGO, scientists developed a new method to test for oral diseases, such as periodontal disease. This method is called OralDNA testing or Oral Bacteria testing, and it enables us to spot these diseases much earlier than we could before and offer treatment that is tailor-made for individual patients. What’s So Important About Early […]

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