Laser Dentistry: The Benefits that Make You Comfortable and Confident

Your dentist, Dr. , and dental team care about the way you feel about your dental appointments. We know that sometimes dental treatments can make you uncomfortable and even nervous. But, our team wants you to have the best experience possible, which is why we use dental lasers at our office. Dental lasers in ,… Read more »

Protect Your Smile With One of These Three Mouthguards

Our team cares about you, your smile, and your oral health, which is why we strongly recommend protecting your teeth with a mouth guard while you participate in high-contact sports and activities. There are many mouthguards available that can protect your smile, and some of those mouthguards include: Stock mouthguards: A stock mouthguard can be… Read more »

Dental Bleaching Treatment

Dark foods and beverages can carry microscopic staining particles that can adhere to your tooth enamel. In time, this can make stains settle onto your teeth. If these stains are not cleaned away in a timely manner, they can penetrate deep into the tooth enamel. This often requires professional measures to effectively whiten. If you… Read more »

Is Your Halitosis a Sign of Something Worse?

Is your halitosis a sign of something worse? Halitosis, a symptom more commonly referred to as bad breath, is a disorder that results from foul odors emanating from the mouth. Occasionally, bad breath is caused by poor oral hygiene or infection in your mouth, but it can stem from deeper issues within your body as… Read more »

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 »