Dental Emergency Care

Even if you practice proper dental hygiene, accidents can happen. Your teeth, lips, or gums may become inflamed or injured. It is important to know what to do in these situations and when you should visit our dentist. Toothache If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and use floss to remove… Read more »

A Broken or Damaged Bridge Requires Our Immediate Attention

When your bridge was installed by it was designed and intended to be very durable. While it should serve you for many years to come there are extreme situations where a blow to the face, or a hard fall can have the potential to damage one or both abutments or weaken the cement securing your… Read more »

What can a Tongue Scraper do for Your Oral Health?

Do you ever wonder what you can do to have better oral health? Do you brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly? Would you be surprised to learn that there may be something you can do to keep your tongue cleaner? Granted, you could simply use a toothbrush, but we recommend considering a tongue scraper…. Read more »

Sources of Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that is important to dental health, as it strengthens the tooth enamel. The teeth become more resistant to acid attacks from bacteria in the mouth. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and can even reverse early tooth decay. So, where can I find fluoride, you may ask? Fluoride is found in many… Read more »

Amalgam and Tooth-Colored Fillings

At the office of Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Layton, Utah, Dr. Grant Brough and his team are pleased to offer our patients composite (tooth-colored) fillings and amalgam (silver) fillings, today’s most common dental fillings and both with advantages. Composite Composite fillings (or white fillings) blend in with your teeth, making your smile… Read more »

Restoring Your Smile With Same-Day Inlays and Onlays

We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth. And even though we do our best, our teeth can still develop problems with decay. While one solution for fixing tooth decay has been to get a dental filling, also offers something different: same-day inlays and onlays. Tooth decay occurs when acid… Read more »

Mints, Gum, and Your Breath

Have you ever had to deal with bad breath? As you know, virtually everyone has. But when your breath isn’t as fresh as you would like, what do you do? If you reach for a breath mint or chewing gum to help your breath, you may want to reconsider–especially if you have to cover bad… Read more »

Could a Veneer Help Your Teeth?

If you have a dull, cracked, or misaligned tooth, or any other imperfection in your smile, you may understand how uncomfortable smiling can be. It isn’t surprising then that Americans spend billions of dollars every year to enhance the appearance of their teeth. Still, do you ever wonder which cosmetic treatment could be better for… Read more »

The American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance

There is a wide array of oral hygiene products available on the market today. It can be hard sometimes to spot the difference between a quality product and one that simply has a very persuasive marketing message attached to it. At the same time there are several oral hygiene products that are only intended for… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Could be Caused by Enamel Erosion

The enamel of your teeth is made up of a mineral structure of microscopic crystals. As you go through each day, acidic foods and drinks, as well as the bacteria in your mouth can create bacteria harming your enamel. Fluoride exposure from multiple sources helps to restore these mineral crystals to keep your enamel hard…. Read more »