Common Causes of Halitosis

Having bad breath can be so embarrassing and can hinder your social life. You may try using gum, mouthwash, mints, and other products to counteract bad breath, but these are only temporary solutions. A better solution is to counteract the underlying cause of bad breath, which is also called halitosis. So, what are the causes of bad breath? Certain Foods... read more »

Gum Disease: Symptoms to Watch For

Do you know how to spot the symptoms of periodontal disease, also called gum disease? Periodontal disease is a common oral infection that affects the gum tissue in your mouth. If left untreated, it can develop further, and in advanced stages, lead to tooth loss. One of the first signs of gum disease arises with a change in the appearance... read more »

You Need to Know About the Mouth-Body Connection

You have probably heard of the mind-body connection, as this is a popular topic. However, have you heard of the mouth-body connection? Visiting our dental office often isn’t just about cleaning your teeth or getting a dental filling placed; it is about your overall health. This is because the health of your mouth can affect the rest of your body.... read more »

The Triggers of Gum Disease

Do you know what is causing your gum disease? If not, that’s ok! That is why, our team in Aloha, Oregon, wants to talk to you about gum disease and some of the common causes of it, so you can get the treatment you need to correct it. By understanding the different causes of gum disease, you can give yourself... 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 looking to improve your oral... 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 less intrusive. Our team can... 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 and around the gumline. This... 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 serious issues. Fortunately, if you... 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 you have an oral health... 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 trauma, smoking, and even just... read more »