Symptoms of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Require Professional Attention

A study published by the American Dental Association found that each year one in 92 adults are diagnosed with some form of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Certain factors, like a family history of oral cancer, tobacco use and frequent alcohol consumption, increase your chances of developing oral cancer. Early detection of these oral health maladies… Read more »

Instilling Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Childhood Promotes a Healthy Adult Mouth

Dr. and the oral care specialists at , , clinic understand that as a parent you are deeply invested in raising your child to have a happy, healthy adulthood. Instilling good oral hygiene habits in your son or daughter sets a firm foundation for a future of good oral health. To aid in this endeavor,… Read more »

Bruxism and Its Signs and Symptoms

Bruxism is an oral health disorder that is commonly associated with other sleeping disorders such as sleep apnea. Bruxism is caused by unknowingly grinding, clenching, or gnashing your teeth together. This may occur in your normal hours but most often happens while an individual is asleep. Because it can be hard to self-diagnose that you… Read more »

If You Want Drastically Whiter Teeth, Come to Our Practice!

If your teeth have set in stains and you’re looking to brighten them, schedule an appointment at Valerie A. Foster, DMD, PC in Aloha, Oregon for a teeth whitening treatment! Our powerful teeth whitening treatment is completed in just one visit to our office. This is a quick, effective and painless way for you to… Read more »

Tooth Infection and Root Canal Therapy

The mouth is a complex interaction of many different parts, and there are a lot of things happening in it that you don’t know about. Problems can arise without proper care of your mouth, and the teeth are the most common part to have problems arise in. Beneath the teeth and gums are the roots,… Read more »

A Crown Can Be Cast from Different Materials

A dental crown is sometimes called for to repair or restore a tooth that has been afflicted with a large cavity, lost filling, fractured enamel, or cosmetic imperfection. Here at our office, Dr. recommends various crown materials based on the tooth’s location and function in your mouth. Crowns that are made from base metal alloys… Read more »

The Cause of Your Tooth Sensitivity Will Influence the Treatment Strategy Recommended

Tooth sensitivity, which is when you feel pain or discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things, can have a serious negative effect on your quality of life. Identifying the cause of the problem will influence the treatment strategy your dentist, Dr. , advocates. Enamel erosion is one of the most common causes of… Read more »

Never Skip Flossing

Life is busy, and sometimes remembering to brush your teeth before leaving the house feels like a big accomplishment. While regular brushing should never be skipped, there’s one part of great oral health care that people routinely skip – flossing. Why floss? Flossing is one of the most important things you can do if you’re… Read more »

Are You a Candidate for Laser Dentistry?

Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. In fact, treatments that were once dreaded, like root canal therapy, are now relatively painless. For instance, you may know that many dentists have incorporated lasers as part of their regular treatments. Laser technology can be used to make a variety of treatments more efficient and… Read more »

Dental Implants Can Be Used to Replace Multiple Teeth with a Bridge

Missing multiple teeth in one part of your mouth can seriously impair your ability to effectively chew food. In time, the surrounding teeth can start to respond to the structural loss, turning and migrating toward the void. This can result in serious alignment issues and make the corresponding teeth in your bite more prone to… Read more »