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Oral Piercings: Self-Expression With Risks

Thinking about getting a lip or tongue ring? Before you do, make sure you’re fully informed of the risks to your oral health. Read Foster Dental Care's new blog posts to learn more.

WE ALL LIKE to show off our personality and sense of style in the way we present ourselves, from clothing to hairstyle to cosmetics. Piercings are often an important component of one’s personal image, but unlike clothing and hairstyles, piercings come with health risks — particularly oral piercings. Common Oral Piercing Risks There will always be risks […]

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Reasons To Be Thankful For The Dentist

You might think it’s silly to include your dentist, or the team at Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, on the list of things you’re thankful for, but we can give you a few great reasons why they should make the cut.

WE’RE ALMOST AT the end of another year, and one of the best parts of the holiday season is getting some time to take stock of all the things we’re grateful for. From our families to our careers, our homes to our country, those lists can be pretty long, and one more great thing to add […]

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Interceptive Orthodontics: The Basics

Interceptive orthodontics can shorten the length of orthodontic treatment needed later on, and leave patients with a better overall result in the end. Contact your dentist, Foster Dental Care, in Blue Springs for an appointment!

WHEN WE PICTURE SOMEONE with braces, we usually picture a teenager with a mouthful of colorful brackets. What we don’t typically picture is orthodontic appliances on younger children. However, interceptive orthodontics can reduce the need for tooth extraction and jaw surgery, correct certain problems as they appear, encourage better facial development, shorten the length of orthodontic […]

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The Hidden Sugars In Our Food

Foster Dental Care, your dentist in Blue Springs, Missouri, Reviews The Hidden Sugars In Our Food

WHEN WE THINK OF SUGARY FOOD, we usually picture things like candy, cake, pie, ice cream, and soda, but there is sugar hiding in many of the foods we buy at the grocery store — even foods we don’t think of as sweet! This is bad news for our oral health, because the harmful bacteria in […]

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The Negative Effects Of Mouth-Breathing

WE ALL KNOW WHAT it’s like to have a cold, with a nose so stuffy that you can’t breathe through it. At times like that, we breathe through our mouths instead, and that’s pretty much how it should work. Mouth-breathing is an emergency backup, not the default. There are many negative effects of mouth-breathing full-time, particularly […]

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Swimming And Oral Health

THERE’S NOTHING BETTER than a swim in the pool to cool down during the hot summer months. Before diving in, we should be aware of how our time in the pool can impact our oral health. That’s right: the chlorine in swimming pools doesn’t just cause dry skin and eye irritation, it can also have an […]

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Dentures Then And Now

AS RECENTLY AS 2012, one-fifth of American adults over sixty-five had lost all of their natural teeth. Whether the tooth loss is from age or other causes, it is a problem dentists have been dealing with for thousands of years. Dentures Have Ancient Roots False teeth have been around in some form since at least 700 B.C., when […]

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Chocolate And Your Teeth

UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, we (the amazing dental team at Foster Dental Care) are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! To be clear, this is not a blog post in […]

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The Way You Eat Fruit Matters For Your Teeth

FRUIT IS AN ESSENTIAL element of a well-balanced, healthy diet. It is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and eating it on a regular basis helps boost your immune system and reduces your risk of illness and chronic disease. There are a lot of ways people get their fruit, however, and when it comes […]

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Want To Get Rid Of Bad Breath?

WE ALL KNOW THAT FEELING… you wake up in the morning to the sun shining, birds chirping and happily lean over to your significant other to say hello! Instead, you are greeted by the horrible smell of morning breath. Or maybe you run into friends after work and suddenly become conscious of that bad taste in […]

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