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How A Nail Biting Habit Affects The Teeth

Blue Springs Dentist, Foster Dental Care examines how a nail biting habit affects your teeth

NAIL BITING IS A HABIT shared by between a quarter and a third of children and nearly half of teenagers. Compulsive behaviors don’t always have negative effects on a person’s physical health, but this one definitely does. In addition to leaving the nails torn and uneven and doing damage to the nail beds, nail biting can lead […]

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Smile For Your Health!

THERE ARE SO MANY things that can make us smile, from seeing an old friend to watching a good movie to randomly remembering a great joke we heard years ago. Well, Foster Dental Care’s about to give you another reason to smile: it’s good for your health! That’s right, smiling has actual health benefits, so prepare […]

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Welcome, Dr. Niki Shah!

JOIN US IN WELCOMING Dr. Niki Shah to Foster Dental Care! She is an amazing dentist and we are thrilled to have her on our team.  Dr. Shah joins us after completing a dental residency at UMKC. Her advanced education is a huge benefit to our patients. Not only will Dr. Shah make you feel […]

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What Makes Our Smiles Unique

EVERY PERSON IS BORN with their own unique smile. Some smile with all of their teeth, some only show the top row, and some don’t show their teeth at all, and a smile can come in all shapes and sizes and still be genuine. We can also end up with smiles that look a lot like […]

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Getting Wise About Wisdom Teeth

WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL is a major rite of passage for many in their late teens and early twenties. They post images of their swollen cheeks on social media, share videos of themselves acting loopy from the anesthetics on YouTube, and enjoy an excuse to drink as many smoothies as possible. But why do we have these […]

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Whiten Your Smile This Spring!

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 stains from food or it could simply be […]

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Women’s Oral Health Concerns

ALTHOUGH MEN AND WOMEN have a lot in common, there are quite a few differences when it comes to oral health. Women have some advantages men lack, but also some disadvantages men don’t have to worry about. Join Foster Dental Care as we take a look at the main ones. TMJ And Sjögren’s Syndrome Women account […]

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Men’s Oral Health Tips

MAINTAINING GOOD ORAL HEALTH is crucial for everyone, but that can mean different things to men than for women. That’s why Foster Dental Care put together a list of concerns men should particularly watch out for, as well as some tips for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy! Brush That Charming Smile! Many women […]

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Saliva: Oral Health’s MVP

SALIVA IS SUCH an ordinary thing that you probably haven’t given it much thought, but it’s actually as important to the healthy function of our mouths as oil is to a working car engine. Saliva is an essential component of our ability to eat, taste our favorite foods, and speak, it’s crucial to a healthy immune […]

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Your Child’s First Loose Tooth

WE ALL REMEMBER what it was like to be children with loose teeth. For some, this was a pretty stressful time, while others found ways to speed up the process so they could get those Tooth Fairy payouts faster. No matter what, though, the prospect of losing that first tooth is new territory for every child, […]

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