Gum Disease Poses Threats to Your Health

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection and inflammation of the gum tissues, that is usually caused by hardened tartar at the gum line. Increased risk factors like tobacco use and certain medical conditions, like diabetes, can allow gum disease to develop and progress faster. The earliest stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Initial symptoms... read more »

Tooth Decay and Your Child’s Bottle

Baby teeth, though temporary, are important to your child’s present and future health. Our team encourages you to preserve the health of your baby’s teeth by preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, also known as Early Childhood Caries, is tooth decay in infants and toddlers. Its name derives from the most common cause: baby bottles. Bottles and... read more »

Are You Interested in Whitening Your Smile at Home? If So, Here is Some Info

Over-the-counter whitening treatments are great options if you are interested in brightening your smile within the walls of your own home. However, there are some treatments that can harm your teeth and irritate your gums, which is why it’s smart to do your research so you can choose the best product available. There are many different types of over-the-counter whitening... read more »

How to Pick the Best Toothpaste Available

Do you ever wonder which toothpaste is best for your smile? If so, that is completely normal. There are many toothpaste options in the world today that can make choosing a paste confusing and a bit overwhelming. However, we are here to help make that choice a bit easier! First, we recommend meeting with Dr. Clayton M. Hansen and asking... read more »

Smile Care at the Office

If you are interested in caring for your smile more than the typical “brush two times a day and floss once a day” regimen, our American Fork Family Dentist team is here to help you! For a stronger and healthier smile, we recommend cleaning your teeth during the day while you are at work. To make that possible and to... read more »

Facts on Gum Disease and Your Smile

Has your dentist ever told you about gum disease? Has anyone else? Sadly, there are quite a few misconceptions about this issue—and to keep your smile safe, you should learn all you can. To help you do that, we’re happy to dispel some of the more common misconceptions to help you keep your smile safe. For instance, have you ever... read more »

Ways to Solve Bad Breath

Do you suffer from bad breath? There are a variety of methods to reach a mouth that feels fresh and clean. Brush and floss more frequently. The plaque that builds up on your teeth collects the bacteria that causes bad breath. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to avoid bad breath. If... read more »

Facts About Cavities

No one likes cavities. They can cause pain, discomfort, and lead to other problems such as tooth loss and gum disease. However, luckily there is a way to treat cavities and prevent them from ever forming. With tooth decay thriving with all the sugary sweets and drinks within our grasp, it’s easy to forget proper oral hygiene. That is why... read more »

Oral Hygiene Basics: Teeth Cleaning for a Healthy Mouth

If you wish to have a strong, healthy, and successful smile, oral hygiene is vital. Your oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth, gums, and oral bones in tip-top shape as you chew, bite, and eat every day, and we strongly recommend including the following steps in your routine: • Brush your teeth: Brush your teeth every morning and every... read more »