Sedation Dentistry in Salt Lake City

Do you or a loved one suffer from crippling fear or anxiety when it comes to dental work? No need to worry, you’re not alone. Over 75 million people in the United States avoid dental work for just that reason. This has resulted in poor oral health for millions of people and families. At Reason 2 Smile our staff are committed to your complete comfort and ease. We know dental care is vital to good oral health and longevity of teeth.

We understand the fears that come along with dental care and concerns. As such, we provide many options, medically, to ease dental anxiety and leave you with a pleasant experience. Did you know, however, that Sedation Dentistry isn’t just for anxiety? Read on to hear about some of the other medical conditions that would affect dental work and how sedation can help. Read more

New Year Dental Resolutions

We’ve probably all made resolutions to become healthier and improve ourselves in one way or another. Healthy teeth and gums should be on everyone’s New Year’s Resolution list. When you’ve invested so much time and money into achieving your perfect smile, why wouldn’t you want to also strive for the healthiest teeth and gums possible? At Reason 2 Smile Dental, we want you to have the benefits that come from good oral hygiene. This BLOG post will go over some ideas for New Year’s resolutions to promote healthy teeth and gums. Read more

New Year’s Resolutions: Healthy Teeth

We’ve probably all made resolutions to become healthier and improve ourselves in one way or another. Healthy teeth and gums should be on everyone’s New Year’s Resolution list. When you’ve invested so much time and money into achieving your perfect smile, why wouldn’t you want to also strive for the healthiest teeth and gums possible? At Reason 2 Smile Dental, we want you to have the benefits that come from good oral hygiene. This BLOG post will go over some ideas for New Year’s resolutions to promote healthy teeth and gums. Read more

Holiday Dental Tips

Spending quality time with family and friends is what the holiday season should be about. As much as you love your dentist, he/she probably isn’t on the top of the list for people you want to spend time with during the busy holiday season. Aside from that, dental emergencies can be costly and a huge inconvenience during this busy time of year. At Reason 2 Smile Dental, we want you to have a memorable holiday season, and not because you spent it with us. In that spirit, we have compiled these helpful tips for avoiding emergency visits to the dentist and keeping your teeth and gums healthy this season (and all year). Read more

Chewing Gum That Cleans Your Teeth

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American consumes 1.8 lbs of chewing gum each year. You can’t walk past a grocery store check stand without spotting dozens of brands and flavors of the stuff.

For years, mothers told their children chewing gum would rot their teeth. According to the American Dental Association, chewing sugarless gum after eating does help prevent cavities. How does this work? Let’s talk more about chewing gum.

Can Any Chewing Gum Prevent Cavities?

While you can surely buy the gum advertised as cavity-fighting, it isn’t always necessary. According to experts at the Oral Health Foundation, ANY sugarless gum can help prevent cavities. How does this work? Read more

How to Clean Dental Crowns

Your dentist has just permanently seated your new dental crown. Now what? How do you care for your new dental work? Dental crowns don’t need to be difficult to keep clean and bacteria free. They do require a special regimen in order to keep the underlying tooth and its roots free of decay. At Reason 2 Smile, we recommend the following routine.

Routine, Routine, Routine

The most important part of any cleaning regimen is to begin a routine and stick with it. Cleaning your teeth, gums and dental work not only keeps teeth strong and healthy, it will much less expensive in the long run. Dental work can be expensive to replace. Here is the routine we suggest for dental crowns: Read more

Healthy Halloween Snacks for Trick or Treating

Are you tired of the pounds and pounds of decay causing candy your child collects at Halloween every year? Are you looking to make a difference in the health of the children in your neighborhood? We’ve put together this list of healthier snacks and treasures that kids will love!

6 Healthy Halloween Snacks and Treasures

No need to hoard bags and bags of those gummy treats or suckers you have always stocked your candy bowl with. Instead, search for these kid approved snacks and toys:

  1. Milk or Dark Chocolate: If you MUST purchase candy, chocolate is one of the best options. Chocolate melts quickly as easily washes off teeth, giving bacteria no opportunity to cling to teeth.
  2. Sugar Straws: While comprised TOTALLY of powdery sugar, sugar straws are very easily dissolved giving bacteria little to no time to settle into the nooks and crannies of teeth.
  3. Sugar-free Gum: This is always a VERY popular choice for trick or treaters. Kids love to make bubble after bubble with sugar free gum. It also promotes saliva generation, which helps to remove food particles and bacteria from teeth.
  4. Temporary Tattoos and Stickers: What child doesn’t love a good sticker or tattoo? Your little ghosts and goblins will love choosing their favorite sticker or tattoo.
  5. Glowsticks: Children adore a good glow stick, and they also promote safety in the dark Halloween night.
  6. Dress-up Accessories: Children love to dress up and play pretend. Choose accessories that will last much longer than candy, giving hours of fun make believe.

Choose items from each category and let children pick one or two items, soon you’ll be the favorite house on the block. Just think, you can be the beginning of a trend among your friends and neighbors. Read more

Dental Check Up For Kids Before Halloween

Don’t let tooth decay, and the accompanying pain, spoil the fun and excitement of your child’s Halloween season. There are steps you can take to prevent dental issues during your holiday. Dental emergencies can ruin your holiday and cost you a small fortune. What can you do to protect your child’s teeth during the holidays?

At Reason 2 Smile Dental, we have created a fun, stress-free, comfortable environment where children can relax and feel safe during their visit.

Does My Child Need a Pre-Halloween Check Up?

Dental experts agree, preventing dental issues is much easier and less expensive than waiting until emergencies occur. We recommend a dental check up before the Halloween season is in full swing. At this appointment, Dr. Vernon can apply dental sealants as necessary and a fluoride treatment designed to prevent cavities. Read more

How Long Can Veneers Last?

Are you tired of your dull, yellowing or chipped teeth and want a quick way to a perfect smile. Dental veneers are perfect for just those situations. Dental veneers usually last anywhere from 10-15 years, depending on the care and treatment they receive.

Understanding how veneers are applied and what they are made of will help you know what types of activities will shorten their lifespan.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a thin, white shell of porcelain or resin that are custom-made to precisely fit over your natural teeth giving you a naturally beautiful look. Read more

How to Clean Dental Crowns

You’ve just had your beautiful, new dental crown seated, but now what? How do you clean and care for it? Cleaning a dental crown shouldn’t be difficult or time consuming. However, it does require a slightly different process.

Stick to a Routine

When we begin and keep up a daily routine for cleaning crowns and permanent teeth, we strengthen their longevity. Healthy teeth and crowns and teeth will cause less pain and cost you less money in expensive dental work. These 4 steps will help keep your crowns, teeth and gums healthy: Read more