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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »