How to Determine If You Need to See an Emergency Dentist

As an emergency dentist, The Smile Center-Don Foster, DDS regularly gets calls from patients wondering if they should head to our office or if a problem can wait for a few days. Understandably, most people have busy schedules and it […] Continue Reading

Visit Our Dental Office for Tips for Healthier Teeth

Patients often want to know how they can take better care of their teeth. Along with treating and cleaning a patient’s teeth, we will also use this time to educate the patient on proper at-home care techniques. The bottom line […] Continue Reading

How Can I Fix My Bad Teeth?

In a culture that puts a lot of value on bright and perfect smiles, having bad teeth can be a source of embarrassment. Issues such as misalignment, discoloration, crooked teeth, misshapen teeth, and dental stains can affect your social life […] Continue Reading

When Are Caps For Teeth Recommended?

If the statement ‘say cheese’ makes you afraid of revealing your broken or cracked choppers, then caps for teeth are an ideal solution for you. A dental cap/crown is a tooth covering that is placed on a shaved down tooth […] Continue Reading

What Happens If I Don’t Floss My Teeth?

If you do not floss your teeth, all sorts of problems will arise. Some of these problems will be limited to your mouth. Others will extend to other parts of your body. In fact, the failure to floss can lead […] Continue Reading

What Is a Cavity?

A cavity is the unfortunate result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is largely due to the foods and beverages one consumes as well as one’s oral health regimen. Exposure to fluoride in toothpaste and tap water along with genetics also […] Continue Reading

7 Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

Do you ever wonder if the foods you are choosing to eat are damaging your teeth? Most people choose the foods they eat purely on taste preference and not how they might affect the teeth. For example, did you know […] Continue Reading

What to Do If You Have a Loose Tooth

Got a loose tooth? Not quite sure what to do? There two main reasons for why someone would have a loose tooth is because they either suffered some form of dental trauma and because they are experiencing some form of […] Continue Reading

Oral Cancer and Tobacco Use

At a routine dental visit, we can help detect signs of oral cancer with an oral cancer screening. While most people do not schedule an appointment with their dentist to determine if they have oral cancer, it is possible for a […] Continue Reading

Dental Hygiene Guide

Dental hygiene is best defined as a process through which preventative dental care can help maintain oral health and prevent dental emergencies. Dental hygiene involves self-responsibility with regular brushing/flossing, as well as professional care. While at-home dental hygiene is important, […] Continue Reading