The Benefits Veneers Can Bring to Your Smile

Do you have smile imperfections like cracked, stained, or misshapen teeth? If you are dreaming of a Hollywood smile, ask Dr. Clayton M. Hansen about veneers in American Fork, Utah. Our dentist and team will gladly speak with you and help you determine if veneers are the right choice for you. Whiten Your Smile If your teeth become stained or... read more »

Getting Calcium When You’re Lactose Intolerant

Calcium is a vital component of healthy teeth. It helps strengthen your enamel, which in turn protects the soft inner layers of your teeth--the dentin and pulp-- from decay and cavities. To get their suggested daily dose of calcium, many people turn to dairy, as these foods are typically outstanding sources of calcium. But if you are lactose intolerant and... read more »

Got Tooth Decay Questions? We’re Happy to Help

Tooth decay is a scary and even confusing dental issue that can result in many people having questions. If you’re one of these people, our dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, is here to help you. In order to give you the answers you need, he is happy to provide the answers to commonly asked questions about tooth decay in American... read more »

Advances in Dentistry in the 1800s

Let’s put it in perspective: humans have been cleaning teeth for over 14,000 years. Yet most of those years in dentistry were downright sluggish in comparison to the amazing advances of the 1800s. Here’s a short outline of dentistry advances in the 19th century in economics, education and technology: In 1825, the White Dental Manufacturing Company formed. They sold affordable... read more »

Dental Fillings Can Save Your Smile

Dental fillings can save your smile. If tooth decay has eroded your enamel, a hole may have appeared in one of your teeth called a cavity. In order to prevent infection and tooth loss, the cavity must be mended with a dental filling - either a dental amalgam or tooth-colored compound. Here are some facts about the two main types... read more »

Do I Need a Crown?

Dr. Clayton M. Hansen may suggest a crown if your tooth is weak, or needs to be held together, or because the tooth is broken or severely worn down. The doctor may also recommend a crown to help hold a bridge in place, or to protect a tooth that has had a root canal. Crowns might also be used to... read more »

Correct Your Flaws in Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Did you know, you can correct flaws in your teeth with dental veneers? Well, it’s true! If you would like a smile you can be proud of then keep reading! Our practice at American Fork Family Dentist in American Fork, Utah, is proud to offer dental veneers, which is why we are providing you with this basic information on them.... read more »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape This Summer by Eating Right

Keep your smile in tip-top shape this summer by eating right. Although many foods are just another obstacle that stands in the way of optimum oral health, did you know that there are some foods that have been proven to actually improve your oral health? Listed below are some helpful foods and tips for your oral health with the brilliant... read more »

A Porcelain Crown Might Be Used for a Cosmetic Restoration

A smile full of white teeth can give an extra edge to your self-confidence. If one of your teeth suffers from discolored tooth enamel, chip or an old filling that no longer matched the rest of the tooth, it can stand out in your smile. Many people in the American Fork, Utah area with a tooth like this will reach... read more »