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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Fluoride Is Your Ally

At American Fork Family Dentist in American Fork, Utah we encourage our patients to understand the importance of fluoride when it comes to protecting those pearly whites, for yourself and for your family. Dr. Clayton M. Hansen and our team want to give you a quick overview of how important fluoride is to a healthy smile. Why Fluoride? Because dental... read more »

Oral Health Toothbrushing Tips for the Holiday Season

What is the greatest gift you plan to give this holiday season? Beyond gifts that can be wrapped or cooked, it is important to remember how valuable the gift of your smile can be. Your smile can warm up rooms and hearts far greater than your average consumable gifts, so it is important to keep your smile at its best.... 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 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 »