Gum Disease: We Can Help!

You’ve probably heard of gum disease, and you may even know what you should do to prevent the problem. For instance, you probably know that if you keep up your oral care, you’ll be much more likely to avoid gum disease altogether. However, as you probably know, gum disease can lead to a number of… Read more »

Using Bleaching Gel for the Whiter Smile You’ve Always Wanted

Stains on your teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Many people looking to address problems like this appreciate Dr. ’s expertise at helping them effectively whiten their teeth and safely brighten their smile. Choosing the right option to improve your smile will depend on how deeply your teeth are stained. For modestly… Read more »

Protect Your Smile This Summer With a Mouth Guard

Summer is here and with it comes a season of fun in the sun. This could mean being more active in sports and other recreational activities where accidents could easily happen. That is why having a mouthguard is ideal, so you can avoid accidents that are both painful and costly. Here at our practice in… Read more »

Lost or Compromised Bone Structure Can Be Restored by a Bone Graft

The bone structure of your jaw is absolutely critical for anchoring your teeth and biting, chewing and grinding food. Unfortunately, there are times when periodontal disease, advanced tooth decay and tooth extraction can result in the loss of bone structure in part of your mouth. If this is the case, your dentist, Dr. , might… Read more »

Is Your Smile Ready for Summer?

At the office of Family Dentistry in Aloha, Oregon, Dr. Valerie Foster and our team are excited to help you get your smile ready for summer with our dental cleaning and exam. According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), patients who receive professional dental cleanings every six months benefit from improved oral health (if… Read more »

Restorative Dentistry Can Revitalize Your Smile

At Family Dentistry in Aloha, Oregon, the dental practice of Dr. Valerie Foster, we are pleased to offer restorative dentistry for our patients who have missing teeth. We offer dental bridges, crowns, dentures—both complete and partials to restore a natural looking smile. Teeth can be lost due to tooth decay and gum disease, injury or… Read more »

Having a Speedy Recovery After Having Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

It was a wise preventative measure to have your wisdom teeth extracted and help reduce your chances of developing tooth decay or gum disease on those teeth. After the wisdom teeth are extracted, there are a few things to keep in mind for speedy recovery. While you are recovering and healing you will need to… Read more »

Recovery Tips Following Bone Graft Surgery

Bone graft surgery is a beneficial treatment that restores your oral health after you have lost jaw bone due to tooth loss and gum disease. Gum grafting can also help build up bone in areas of the mouth to allow the placement of dental implants. However, the bone grafting treatment is only beneficial if you… Read more »

Reshaping Your Smile With Gum Contouring

Cosmetic dentistry has solutions for all kinds of aesthetic dental problems, including crooked, misshapen, discolored, and poorly-spaced teeth. But your gums play an important role in your smile as well. Gum contouring can be used to reshape your gumline and transform your smile. Gum contouring is a quick, simple procedure used to alter the shape… Read more »

Dental Anxiety? We Can Help!

Are you afraid of the dentist? If you are, you’re not alone. In fact, many people consider even a simple cleaning an arduous task. Sadly, some patients won’t visit the dentist until they experience an emergency such as infection or tooth decay. Waiting only leads to more problems and can ever affect overall health. Luckily,… Read more »