Gift Yourself and Your Loved Ones With a Healthier Smile

Your daily brushing and flossing routine is crucial to thwarting dreaded cavities and gum disease from invading your smile, but by itself, it’s still not enough to maintain top-notch oral health. There is a reason we recommend regular dental cleanings and exams! Seeing our dental team for routine dental checkups and cleanings supports your daily… Read more »

The Difference Between Full and Partial Dentures

Do you know the important differences between full and partial dentures? Our team is happy to review both versions for optimal tooth replacement to help you better understand how they can restore your smile. Below we will review the main types of dentures, which are full and partial dentures, and the benefits they have to… Read more »

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are fighting cancer or dental problems,… Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to the bone from the missing… Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body. However, because it doesn’t have… Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which might also take into account… Read more »

Dealing with Dental Decay

Do you have tooth decay? If you answered “no”, don’t be so sure. In the earliest stages, tooth decay may not have any symptoms at all, and you may not be aware of it until the symptoms start to emerge. With modern dental technology, our dentist, Dr. David Blackhurst can actually diagnose and treat trouble… Read more »

Frequently Bleeding Gums: A Sign of Gingivitis

Have your gums been bleeding more frequently after you brush and/or floss? If you’ve noticed this problem, and it happens more often than not, your body may be alerting you to a problem that is more serious than simply cleaning your teeth too vigorously. When plaque builds up on your teeth, its favorite place to… Read more »

Outcomes of Dental Bridges for Tooth Replacement

If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, we can provide a dental bridge in American Fork, Utah, to close the gap between the remaining teeth. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns on either side of a replacement tooth or teeth, with the bridge supported by the dental crowns and… Read more »

Flossing Facts

Flossing is very important. In fact, flossing is vital for a top-notch oral health and smile. This is why our dentist, Dr. David Blackhurst, strongly encourages you to floss at least once a day. To help you understand why and to help you make flossing a priority, our dentist is happy to share some flossing… Read more »