Toothbrush Trivia Facts

How frequently do you use your toothbrush? Hopefully it’s at least two times a day. You may have looked at it so many times, though, that you hardly even think about it anymore. They might just be an object that you’ve seen every day, probably since you can remember. You may even think you know all there is about your... read more »

Teeth Healthy Foods

If you grew up hearing that you shouldn’t eat too many sweet treats or your teeth could rot, you probably know that there are some foods that are bad for your teeth. But today, we would like to shift the focus by teaching you that some foods are good for your dental health. Foods to Help Your Teeth: -Dairy Products:... read more »

Amalgam and Composite Dental Fillings and Their Uses

Are you curious about the uses of dental fillings and why they might be recommended for your smile? At American Fork Family Dentist, we offer amalgam and composite dental restorations as a highly common treatment option for tooth damage and cavities. The benefits you can enjoy depend on the different types of dental fillings that you may receive. Below we... read more »

How to Eat When You Have Painful Canker Sores

If you are experiencing problems when you chew, it can be because of having lost teeth, gum disease or cavities. If this is the case, you will want to see your dentist at American Fork Family Dentist to determine the cause and recommended treatment. Until you can be seen, however, it is a good idea to stick with soft foods... read more »

What Happens With A Root Canal?

Are you nervous about a root canal? You need not worry. A root canal is used to help you when the pulp of your teeth become infected so you can save your teeth without having to take them out. The purpose of a root canal is to remove decay and infection inside a tooth. If the pulp, the inside, of... read more »

What Does the ADA Seal of Acceptance Mean?

The foundational principles of oral hygiene--brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly--will not achieve exact results for every patient. The quality of your dental health also depends on the oral hygiene products you use, as they are not all equal. The ADA Seal of Acceptance helps you to choose high-quality oral care products for your smile. While few dental products are actually... read more »

Pregnancy Gingivitis

Did you know that pregnant women might be more vulnerable to gum disease and tooth erosion? Fortunately, with a small bit of help from our office, you can keep your oral cavity healthy even during pregnancy. Here's a tiny bit of info on gingivitis and why it occurs in women having children so regularly; we hope that you enjoy it... read more »

Focus Your Oral Health Care on Dental Floss

Are you aware of the steps to adequately keep your mouth clean with dental floss? Using the techniques you employ to effectively floss your teeth can often be the difference between good oral health and great oral health. Listed below are a few helpful steps to remember to keep your smile safe: Step 1: Look for a dental floss that... read more »

Chipped Dental Work Needs to Be Examined by a Professional Dentist

Dental work comes in many different forms. This could include dental crowns, dental bridges, and porcelain dental veneers. While they are created from durable dental materials that often rival the strength of natural tooth enamel, it is still possible for a piece of dental work to be chipped or fractured. This is even more likely to occur if you have... read more »