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 »

Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Take Away Your Smile

If you regularly break out in a cold sweat when it is time for your routine dental cleanings, you are in good company. In fact, 30 million to 40 million Americans experience fear or anxiety when visiting their dentist. But the good news about that is, Dr. Clayton M. Hansen and our team have lots of experience helping our patients... read more »

Helpful Tips to Combat Cavities and Gum Disease

If you are looking to protect your teeth and gums from the dangers that can present themselves, it is important to always practice safe and effective oral health care habits that combat the effects of cavities and gum disease. Tooth decay, which eventually causes cavities, is caused by bacteria in the buildup of plaque around teeth slowing eating away at... read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

How Can I Care for My Sensitive Teeth?

Having sensitive teeth can be extremely inconvenient and painful, especially when eating and drinking your favorite foods and drinks, but there are many things you can do to change that, and we are happy to tell you all about them! If you do the following, you will have a good chance of soothing your tooth sensitivity: • Brush your teeth... read more »