Dental Fillings Can Save Your Smile

Dental fillings can save your smile. If tooth decay has eroded your enamel, a hole may have appeared in one of your teeth called a cavity. In order to prevent infection and tooth loss, the cavity must be mended with a dental filling - either a dental amalgam or tooth-colored compound. Here are some facts about the two main types... read more »

Correct Your Flaws in Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Did you know, you can correct flaws in your teeth with dental veneers? Well, it’s true! If you would like a smile you can be proud of then keep reading! Our practice at American Fork Family Dentist in American Fork, Utah, is proud to offer dental veneers, which is why we are providing you with this basic information on them.... read more »

Keep Your Smile in Tip-Top Shape This Summer by Eating Right

Keep your smile in tip-top shape this summer by eating right. Although many foods are just another obstacle that stands in the way of optimum oral health, did you know that there are some foods that have been proven to actually improve your oral health? Listed below are some helpful foods and tips for your oral health with the brilliant... read more »

Do You Know What to Do in the Event of an Oral Emergency?

Do you know what to do in the event of an oral emergency? When an oral accident occurs, make sure to stay calm and prepare a plan to minimize the damage. In many cases, bleeding may occur so it’s important if there is an open wound to keep it clean so an infection does not occur. If you get an... read more »

When Selecting Your Tooth Whitening Treatment, Choose Wisely!

Not all tooth whitening treatments are created equally. When selecting your tooth whitening treatment, choose wisely! Some products simply do not live up their billing and cannot produce their intended results. With the help of our team at American Fork Family Dentist, we can point you in the right direction to accommodate whatever your oral health care needs are. Here... 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 »

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 »

The Hidden Dental Powers of Chewing Gum

Studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for twenty minutes following meals has been correlated with preventing tooth decay. The reasoning behind this theory is that chewing gum produces saliva, which washes away food and bacteria, preventing that food and bacteria from forming plaque on your teeth and ruining the enamel. There is a catch, however. The gum must be... read more »