What You Might Not Know About Cavities

Cavities are holes that develop in the teeth when bacteria and acid attack. Typically, cavities form when you have poor oral hygiene, you forget to visit Dr. Valerie Foster every six months, or you eat many carbohydrates, like candy, cake, soda, bread, cereal, etc. Despite popular belief, adults can still get cavities if they’re not careful. Even seniors can also... read more »

Helpful Information About Dental Sealants

Brushing and flossing daily is imperative for gaining and upholding ideal oral health. However, even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. That’s where dental sealants come in! Dental sealant is a thin coating of resin that is painted onto the chewing... 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 »

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 »

Identifying the Underlying Cause of Tooth Sensitivity

If you experience pain in one or more teeth when you eat hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods, it could be an early warning sign of a more serious problem. Toothpaste that has been formulated with special additives to help people with sensitive teeth can offer some short term relief. However, it’s still a good idea to investigate the underlying... read more »

5 Tips on Tooth Decay Prevention

Are you interested in preventing tooth decay? If so, we are happy to help you! Tooth decay generally occurs when your smile is not properly cleaned often, you frequently eat and drink sugary foods and drinks, and you do not attend your six month checkups. After the decay begins eroding your tooth, you generally feel extreme pain and sensitivity. Are... read more »