Fossum Family Dental Blog

Look into Your Smile: What Tooth Color Says About You

January 18, 2024

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A dentist closely examining a patient’s smile

Along with others, you likely grew up thinking good teeth are always white. The idea is often promoted by media and pop culture. Truthfully, though, your smile’s shade naturally changes with age. That means your tooth color can point to where you are in life. If you’d like to learn more, here’s a primer on what the color of your teeth says about you.

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4 Great New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile

January 11, 2024

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A closeup of a New Year’s resolutions notebook

Well, there’s no denying it now – 2024 is finally here! A new year has started with new goals to achieve. That said, don’t just focus on weight loss or career prospects. Now is a great time to form New Year’s resolutions for a healthier smile. That way, your grin will thrive these next twelve months. If you’d like, your Temple dentist will even offer a few. Read on to learn four great resolutions that lead to clean teeth and gums.

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The Gift of Healthy Grins: 4 Stocking Stuffers That Help Teeth

December 22, 2023

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Stockings hanging on a mantle

As you might know, the winter holidays (Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, etc.) are nearly here. There’s only so much time to finish your last-minute gift shopping. So, get some presents for your loved ones’ grins while you still can. That way, your family will celebrate this season with stunning and clean smiles! If you need any ideas, your local Temple dentist will gladly share a few. Read on to learn four great smile-friendly stocking stuffers that help teeth.

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Cringy Dental Care: 4 Teeth Cleaning Mistakes You Should Stop

December 20, 2023

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A frowning woman brushing her teeth

If you’re like most, you probably think teeth-cleaning is easy. That’s only natural – brushing and flossing usually seem simple. However, getting clean chompers is often tricky. There are a wide range of mistakes you might make in the process. Left untended, these errors will raise your risk of cavities and gum disease. Still, your Temple dentist can help you out a bit. Here are four common teeth-cleaning mistakes and how best to avoid them.

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4 Tips for Finding a Great Cosmetic Dentist

November 24, 2023

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A cosmetic dentist working on a woman’s smile

If your aim is a dreamy smile, not just any dentist can help. You’ll need a qualified one who knows their cosmetic dentistry. Otherwise, you may spend time and money on less-than-ideal results. (You don’t want that, right?) Luckily, there are many useful tricks for finding a cosmetic dentist. They’ll lead you to a dental provider who makes your grin shine! With that said, here are four vital tips for choosing an excellent cosmetic dentist.

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Which Thanksgiving Foods Could Stain Your Teeth?

November 21, 2023

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Thanksgiving foods that can stain teeth

Well, Thanksgiving is just a few days away. You’re likely pretty prepared by now, ready for family and feasting alike. That said, try to be careful when Turkey Day arrives. There are many Thanksgiving foods that can stain teeth. As such, poor eating choices could discolor your smile amidst the fun. Still, your Temple dentist can help you avoid or fix that problem. Read on to learn how grins get stained, which Thanksgiving foods stain teeth, and how to treat tooth stains.

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Ways to Avoid Oral Health Issues on Halloween

October 20, 2023

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Well, it’s late October once again. You know what that means – Halloween is right around the corner! Soon enough, you’ll see trick-or-treaters going door-to-door for sweets and other goodies. As a parent, though, you should be careful on the 31st. Your child could get dental problems if they go overboard on the treats. Luckily, your Temple dentist can help you avoid that outcome. Here are four Halloween oral health tips your child should follow for the holiday.

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What are the Traits of a Beautiful Smile?

October 5, 2023

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A closeup of a young blonde woman with a beautiful smile

Like most, you probably want a gorgeous grin. Good-looking teeth would help you make friends and expand your opportunities! Still, perhaps you don’t know the various traits of a beautiful smile. Getting pretty pearly whites will be hard if you don’t know what they need. Luckily, your local Temple dentist can help you out a bit. Here are four key qualities of a beautiful smile, as well as the dental treatments that can give them to you.

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Gum Disease Facts You Ought to Know

September 21, 2023

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A closeup of a woman with gum inflammation

As a whole, September can seem rather humdrum. Many people see it as the first month of Fall and nothing more. Truthfully, though, September has another name – National Gum Care Month! As such, it’s a time to learn about your gum tissue and how best to protect it. Fortunately, your Temple dentist can help you honor this special occasion. To that end, here are four interesting gum disease facts you should know to keep your whole mouth safe.

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Why Aren’t Whiter Teeth Always Healthier?

September 1, 2023

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A man with white teeth looking off-camera

Like many, you may see a white smile as obviously strong. That’s only natural – pearly whites that live up to their name look clean and durable. (In contrast, yellowed enamel can seem sickly and weak.) Truthfully, though, white teeth aren’t necessarily healthy ones. Bright chompers can suffer oral issues, while a stained smile may still be strong. Should you like to learn more, your Temple dentist is happy to explain. To that end, here’s why white teeth aren’t always healthier.

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