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 »

The Common Causes for Sensitive Teeth

Do you know the common causes for sensitive teeth? Tooth sensitivity can be painful. However, did you know it could be a warning sign of another problem? At our dental office in Aloha, Oregon, we take your oral health care seriously, which is why we are prepared to give you some information on the causes of tooth sensitivity. For starters,... 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 have bruxism, you will need... 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 »

Why Gum Disease is a Big Deal

Did you know that disease can lead to fairly serious problems, or why you should keep your gums safe? As you probably know, your gums are important. Beneath your gums is bone that supports your teeth and keep them in place. Your gums, which are actually just a soft layer of skin, protect this supporting bone and keeps bacteria and... read more »

Early Tooth Care

We know you want what’s best for your child, and we want to help you keep your little one healthy. To do so, we are happy to offer you a few suggestions on things you can do to promote oral health young and to lay the foundation for healthy hygiene habits that can last a lifetime. While you should still... read more »