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 »

Make Your Smile Squeaky Clean by Chewing Gum

Many patients enjoy chewing gum as a hobby or a quick way to freshen their breath, but most patients aren’t aware that chewing sugar-free gum can also enhance dental health and keep smiles clean. It can be used in conjunction with brushing and flossing your teeth every day to improve your oral health and freshen… Read more »

Treating Gum Disease in the Early Stages

There is a common and dangerous gum condition that is called gum or periodontal disease, and this destructive oral health condition affects the majority of adults to varying degrees. While gum disease is mild in the beginning stages, the later stages can involve tooth loss, gum loss and bone loss. We encourage you to be… Read more »

Tips for Maintaining Good Oral Health

Maintaining a healthy mouth is very important for maintaining a high quality of life. Tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health maladies can cause significant discomfort and can lead to severe complications. To help people maintain a healthy mouth throughout their lifetime, the American Dental Association offers a series of recommendations, guidelines, and informational… Read more »

Rinsing: The Reasons Why Swishing Mouthwash Is Important

Did you know your dentist, Dr. David Blackhurst, recommends rinsing your mouth with mouthwash at least once a day? Well, it’s true! So, make sure to include swishing with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash daily. This can help you, your smile, and your oral health in many ways. To explain, our dental team is happy to… Read more »