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 »

Keep Your Head in a Dental Emergency

Even if you keep up with your oral hygiene and visit at least twice a year for your routine checkups, accidents can happen. Knowing what to do in an emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Because of this, Dr. is happy to give tips for common dental emergencies. With any… Read more »

How You Can Have a Healthy, Confident Smile

Having a healthy, confident smile arises from having good oral health, in addition to well-cared for teeth and gums. In fact, without diligent daily care, your smile is prone to enamel decay, tooth sensitivity, cavities, and tooth loss from the buildup of acid in the mouth. Bacterial acid forms into plaque and calculus on your teeth… Read more »

A Custom Night Guard Can Reduce Complications from Teeth Grinding

Grinding your teeth at night can pose a significant number of threats to your long-term oral health. The unnatural tension can cause inflammation and soreness in the muscles and ligaments of your temporomandibular joints that hinge your jaw. In time, this can lead to TMJ disorder. At the same time, the act of grinding can… Read more »