Fossum Family Dental Blog

A Few Good Ways to Seem More Approachable

June 15, 2023

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Happy friends sitting on a beach and laughing

Summer is back again, meaning now’s a great time to socialize with the people around you. After all, this season is known for parties, vacations, festivals, and similar gatherings. Still, maybe you aren’t feeling up to the task. Perhaps you struggle to look helpful and welcoming in social settings. That said, it’s possible to make yourself seem more approachable. In fact, your Temple dentist knows how to go about it. Here are a few helpful tricks that can make you look agreeable and pleasant.


4 Vital Oral Health Tips for Summer Vacation

June 2, 2023

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A couple lounging on the beach for summer vacation

Well, there’s no denying that summer is back again. The warm weather here in Temple makes that pretty clear! That being said, you’re likely ready for your seasonal break from work or school. Still, don’t let your eagerness make you forget about your smile. Healthy teeth and gums improve the summertime experience. Luckily, your local dental practice can help out. Try following these four oral health tips for your summer vacation.


Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments for Graduating Students

May 16, 2023

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Graduating students raising their caps

Summer has arrived again, but not all students are out on vacation. Instead, some are ready for their school graduations! These scholars will get their diplomas before starting fun in the sun. If your child is one of them, though, gift them cosmetic dentistry before the big ceremony. This field will give your graduate a winning smile for the occasion. As for which of its options to consider, your Temple dentist has some ideas. Here are four ideal cosmetic dental treatments for new graduates.


Why See a Dentist Before Summer Vacation Starts?

May 11, 2023

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A smiling woman enjoying her summer vacation

You’re probably eager for a work or school break now. After all, it’s already May, and the heat here in Temple just keeps rising. However, you’d be wise to do some prep work first. In particular, you should see a dentist before summer vacation starts. A pre-trip dental visit has benefits that make summertime even more enjoyable. To learn them in detail, just let your local dentist explain. Read on to learn four unique perks of dental work right before summer vacation.


How to Honor Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 27, 2023

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A doctor with a red and white ribbon, which symbolizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

In general, most people view April as a spring-themed month. After all, it features beautiful weather and Easter festivities! Still, April is more than its springtime atmosphere – it’s also Oral Cancer Awareness Month! As such, now is the time to honor the fight against oral cancer. As for how to do so, your Temple dentist suggests learning the condition’s core facts. Read on, then, to discover three crucial things about oral cancer for April.


Why Should You Invest Your Tax Refund in Oral Health?

April 25, 2023

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A closeup view of a refund check and tax form

April 15th has come and gone, so you’ve likely filed your taxes by now. As such, odds are you now have (or will soon) a tax refund to enjoy! Still, don’t go using it all for entertainment. In truth, you should spend your tax refund on oral health. Doing so has a whole slew of benefits. If you’d like to learn more, just let your Temple dentist explain. To that end, here are three key reasons to use a tax refund for professional dental care.


4 Helpful Ways to Give Your Teeth a Spring Cleaning!

March 23, 2023

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A sign with text reading 'Spring Cleaning'

March is nearly over, so it’s safe to say that Spring is finally here. Temperatures are warming, flowers are blooming, and the air is full of life. With that said, now’s the perfect time for some old-fashioned Spring Cleaning! Even as you tidy, though, don’t forget that your smile also needs sprucing. Your teeth and gums won’t enjoy the season otherwise. Thankfully, your Temple dentist knows how to go about this dental cleanse. Here, therefore, are four helpful ways to achieve a spring cleaning for your teeth.


What is the Lifespan of Dental Fillings?

March 15, 2023

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A 3D illustration of tooth-colored dental fillings

So, you’ve gotten fillings for your teeth. You’re probably pretty happy with them at the moment. That’s only natural – your former cavities or tooth decay have been treated! Still, remember that fillings don’t last forever. Their lifespan is limited, meaning they’ll need replacing eventually. Luckily, your Temple dentist can help you out. Read on, then, to learn how long dental fillings last, the signs you should replace them, and tips for giving them proper care.


A Healthy Heart Starts with Your Smile

February 4, 2023

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an illustration of a heart being held

February is American Heart Month, meaning that it’s the perfect time to begin keeping tabs on your cardiovascular health and ensure that your ticker is in good shape! But did you know that by taking great care of your pearly whites, you can vastly influence the well-being of your heart? Here’s more from your dentist about how oral and cardiovascular health are linked and how you can best ensure that both your heart and your smile are happy and healthy.  


4 Dentist-Approved Gift Ideas to Make Your Valentine Smile

February 2, 2023

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a person receiving a Valentine’s Day gift

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and you might be struggling to brainstorm the perfect gift idea for that special someone in your life. Even though a bouquet of roses or box of chocolates might seem like a safe bet, have you considered gifting your loved one something that won’t just bring a smile to their face, but also protect that very smile? Here are a few Valentine’s Day gift ideas from your dentist to inspire you!

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