Mouth Facts 101

Congenitally Missing Teeth
Congenitally Missing Teeth

IT’S ONE THING TO lose a tooth, whether through poor oral hygiene, accident, or oral surgery. A tooth not growing in where it should is something else. Between 2-4 percent of the population will have at least one tooth missing from their adult set. This condition is called congenitally missing teeth or hypodontia. In the much rarer event that the full…

The Big Scoop On Tooth Sensitivity
The Big Scoop On Tooth Sensitivity

DO YOU GET a painful jolt through your teeth every time you try to enjoy a bite of ice cream or a sip of fresh coffee? If you do, then you’re familiar with the woes of tooth sensitivity, and you’re not alone. More than half of adults between the ages of 20 and 50 experience some degree of sensitivity in their teeth, and…

Saliva: Oral Health’s MVP
Saliva: Oral Health’s MVP

SALIVA IS SUCH an ordinary thing that you probably haven’t given it much thought, but it’s actually as important to the healthy function of our mouths as oil is to a working car engine. Saliva is an essential component of our ability to eat, taste our favorite foods, and speak, it’s crucial to a healthy immune system, and it’s our first…

DIY Teeth Whitening Trends: Fact Or Fiction?
DIY Teeth Whitening Trends: Fact Or Fiction?

TRENDS IMPACT JUST about every aspect of life, from slang and fashion to which toys are collectibles this year and which fad diet everyone’s aunt is doing. Most trends are harmless symptoms of an ever-evolving society and culture, but when they affect the ways we take care of ourselves, they can become serious. In recent years, do-it-yourself teeth whitening has been…

Chocolate And Your Teeth
Chocolate And Your Teeth

UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! To be clear, this is not a blog post in which we give you a free pass to eat all the chocolate you…

The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom
The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

MOST OF US already know that sharks constantly grow new teeth, venomous snakes use their fangs like syringes full of poison, and elephants have enormous tusks. As lovers of teeth of all shapes and sizes, today we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a few lesser known bizarre teeth out there in the wild. Crabeater Seals Contrary to their name, crabeater…

Cause, Effect, And Prevention Of Dry Mouth
Cause, Effect, And Prevention Of Dry Mouth

HAVE YOU EVER woken up with your mouth feeling like a barren desert? Then you’ve probably experienced dry mouth, although it can be even more severe, making it difficult to speak or even eat. Dry mouth affects a tenth of the population, but why is it such a problem, why does it happen, and what can we do about it? In The…

POSE & POST
POSE & POST

IT’S TIME TO POSE AND POST! We know how much fun our patients have taking a selfie to show off their brand new smile, so we decided to step things up a notch—we want you to strike a pose! Whether you want to break out your kung fu skills, “walk like an Egyptian,” or do your best 007 impression, now’s…

Common Misconceptions About Gum Disease
Common Misconceptions About Gum Disease

WE BELIEVE the more educated our patients are about dental health issues, the better they’ll be able to prevent them. We often warn of periodontal disease and the detrimental effects it has on the mouth and body. But there are also many common misconceptions about gum disease. To help you better understand it, we’ve decided to bust some myths today! Myth…

Are Your Teeth Sensitive? Here’s Why
Are Your Teeth Sensitive? Here’s Why

DO YOU EVER cringe when you watch someone bite into ice cream? Are you sometimes fearful of that first sip of hot soup or drink of tea? You’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints we hear about! Teeth Feel Sensitive When Nerves Are Exposed  On the outside of each tooth is a protective layer of enamel.…

What Our Clients Say

“My experience with Dr. Hosters, his assistants and staff was positive. I had a surgery at this office. I am generally a rather sensitive dental patient, but went through the procedure and recovery without any issues. Dr. Hosters and his assistants were professional and caring.”

Gordana C

“Dr. Hosters put me at ease with his expertise and fantastic attitude. The office visits for check ups and procedures were quick and efficient without being rushed. If I or someone I know ever needs implant services I will be the first to recommend him and his staff.”

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