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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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Smile To Improve Your Day — And Your Health!

Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs, MO encourages all of our patients to find every reason you can to smile, and come see us twice a year so that we can help you keep your smile as healthy as it can be!

“IT TAKES MORE MUSCLES to frown than to smile,” the old cliché goes, so you should smile more to conserve energy. Well, it turns out the cliché is false. Smiling takes at least ten muscles, while as few as six are required for a frown. A better expression would be “smile to burn more calories,” but […]

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How Clean Is Your Tongue?

If you have questions about tongue cleaning or would like our recommendations on the best tools for the job, just give Foster Dental Care in Blue Springs a call!

“BRUSH YOUR TEETH for two full minutes twice a day and floss your teeth once a day.” You’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve heard that, but how often have you heard that you should be cleaning your tongue every day too? The Difference A Clean Tongue Makes More bacteria like to live on […]

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You’ll Be Smiling Again With Dental Implants

Over three million people in the U.S. alone have at least one dental implant, so you’ll be in excellent company if you choose this option to complete your smile. If you have a missing tooth and need to fill that gap, give Foster Dental Care (your dentist in Blue Springs) a call to schedule an appointment!

TOOTH DECAY, ACCIDENTS, and sports-related injuries are a few of the most common causes of tooth loss, but thanks to modern dentistry, we don’t need to live with a gap in our smiles. Among the most effective ways to fill in the gaps are dental implants. Implants Versus False Teeth Dentures (whether partial or full) are […]

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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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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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Preparing Your Smile For The Big Day

YOU’VE DREAMED OF THIS day your whole life. You have the ring and the fiancé, the planning is going well, and you’re down to the last few details. Bridal showers are coming up, and then the wedding itself. You realize there’s something you need to do before you have hundreds of pictures taken of you: […]

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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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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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Fighting Back Against Oral Bacteria

It's time to stand up and fight! Fight against bacteria, that is. Check out the latest blog post from your dentist in Blue Springs, Foster Dental Care, to learn what you can do to win the battle against harmful oral bacteria!

A BATTLE IS CONSTANTLY raging inside your mouth for the fate of your teeth. The only one who can turn the tide and make sure your teeth win this battle is you. The Defenders And The Attackers Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. It’s like the castle walls, protecting the softer […]

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