What Can Happen With a Malocclusion?

A malocclusion is a misalignment in your bite, where your teeth do not match up quite like they should. There are a few different types of malocclusions, namely crossbites, overbites and underbites. Often times, they do not cause you much trouble. Other times, they can cause difficulties for you, but these difficulties can be treated…. Read more »

Tips on How to Spring Clean Your Smile

Our dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, strongly encourages you to spring clean your smile this year. This means you should include your teeth and gums on your spring cleaning to-do list. Spring cleaning your smile can help you have the top-notch oral health you deserve. This can help you avoid dental issues, like gum disease and… Read more »

How to Prevent Tooth Loss

A healthy and full smile is important for many reasons. No one wants to lose the teeth that are supposed to serve them for a lifetime. And, no one wants to go through the pain and inconvenience associated with tooth loss Our dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, and dental team want to help you keep your… Read more »

Why Valentine’s Day is Not so Good for Your Teeth

Many patients have their own views on the validity of Valentine’s Day, but there is no doubt that the boxes of discount candy and chocolate on sale are not good for your teeth. To help prevent any teeth troubles after Valentine’s Day, we invite you to follow these dental health care tips: – Avoid risky… Read more »

A Dental Crown Restoration Might Be Needed to Treat a Fractured Tooth

Tooth enamel can be chipped or fractured by an accidental blow to the mouth or a bad oral habit. This might be associated with a sports injury, nibbling on desktop items, or grinding your teeth while sleeping. When a tooth is chipped or fractured the sensitivity and discomfort can vary. Even if you aren’t experiencing… Read more »

How Your Body Fights Cavities

A cavity is a hole in the outer layer of your tooth, called enamel, which exposes the inner layers of your tooth. These may or may not lead to toothaches, depending on the severity and placement of the exposure. These holes primarily form due to acid erosion. The acid can come from food sources, such… Read more »

When to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Numerous of your friends probably have had wisdom teeth taken out. Multiple of your friends haven’t. So what’s the deal with wisdom teeth: do they need to be pulled or don’t they? Here’s a little bit of information we’ve assembled to help you choose whether having wisdom teeth taken out sounds right for you. If… Read more »

More Adults Choose to Have the Alignment of Their Teeth Improved by Braces

In the past orthodontic braces were thought of as a dental rite of passage for adolescents suffering from the bane of improperly aligned teeth. As time has gone on and the American social conscience has evolved, more and more adults recognize that alignment problems have developed with their teeth. Not only can this leave you… Read more »

Maintaining Clean Dentures

Keeping your false teeth clean will make them last longer and fit better. The team at Payson Dental and Orthodontics in Payson, Utah, has put together this information to help you to clean and take care of your dentures. Dentures need to be cleaned regularly, so pick up a toothbrush if you don’t already have… Read more »

Some Less Common Orthodontic Appliances that Might Help You

You’ve likely heard of braces and retainers, but are you familiar with jaw repositioners? What about space maintainers? Lip and cheek bumpers? Palatal expanders? Oral devices come in numerous forms and fashions, and if you’ve got crooked pearly whites or other misalignment problems, there’s something we can do for you. The following is a list… Read more »