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 »

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 »

Why Do We Have Baby Teeth?

If your child is losing their baby teeth and starting to grown permanent ones, you may find yourself wondering why we have baby teeth in the first place if they’re just going to fall out. However, baby teeth are actually very important for oral health over a lifetime. Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, are already developed when an... read more »