Gum Treatments for Your Smile Health

Gum disease afflicts 64.7 million Americans, and essentially, it is an infection of gum tissue, which can cause tooth loss if left untreated. This common disease can also increase one's risk for diabetes and heart disease since the inflammation releases harmful bacteria throughout your body. Treating periodontal disease is easy in the early stages and is often reversible. In this... read more »

Those Articles That Say You Don’t Need to Floss Are Wrong

Several years ago, several sensational articles began circulating the internet claiming that there was no longer a need to floss, according to one particular scientific study. This study was an analysis of many others that were done over the years. As it compared the different studies, it concluded that in general, when done normally, does not really help remove plaque... read more »

The Many Benefits of Getting Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers are often thought of as a quick-fix to a beautiful smile. Braces can, over time, turn your own teeth into a much more beautifully aligned version, but at the cost of over the course of months or years. Veneers, on the other hand, can give you fantastic results in no time at all. And even though veneers do... read more »

Oral Health 101

Taking care of your teeth are a vital part of your overall health. Too often it is overlooked and disregarded until serious damage or tooth loss occurs. That is why here in American Fork, Utah, we take your oral care very seriously. Here at American Fork Family Dentist we take pride in giving you the best dental care possible and... read more »

3 Ways to Prevent Cavities

No one wants cavities. They hurt, can be costly to fill, and pose a serious threat to your overall oral health. However, preventing them is much easier than treating them. All it takes is a few simple steps each morning and night, and a commitment to a very brief oral health regimen. Our team here at American Fork Family Dentist... read more »

Extractions vs. Root Canals

Tooth decay is a serious problem, and if left untreated, it can lead to painful, long-lasting issues with your oral health. If you let tooth decay go untreated, you’ll likely be faced with two options: extractions or a root canal. While a conversation with Dr. Clayton M. Hansen will help you determine your best treatment option, let’s take a look... read more »

Your New Dental Veneers Will Require Basic Cleaning and Maintenance

Even though the dental veneers that were installed by your dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, will not be subject to tooth decay, they will still need basic cleaning and maintenance. It’s important to remember that each dental veneer is only cemented to the face of a tooth. The rest of the enamel and the internal structures of the tooth remain... read more »

The Dental Habits that Are Terrible for Your Teeth

Your dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, and our American Fork Family Dentist team care about you and your smile, which is why we encourage you to take good care of your teeth and gums. One way you can keep your oral health in top-notch condition is by avoiding these terrible dental habits: Playing sports without wearing a mouthguard Playing sports... read more »

The Many Ways a Dental Crown Can Improve Your Oral Health

Your oral health is important to your dentist, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen, and our dental team, which is why we offer strong, successful, and reliable dental restorations at American Fork Family Dentist. One beneficial restoration we offer at our office is a dental crown, which is a great solution if you need to restore an unhealthy tooth and improve your... read more »