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 »

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 »