Invisalign vs. Clear Braces

Tooth correction treatment is inevitable for many Utah residents. Recent advances in orthodontic technology allow patients to choose between clear braces and Invisalign. Clear braces have the same function as metal braces, but the brackets are clear and tooth colored. Patients that wear braces have a wire that is visible in their teeth, and they still have all the side effects associated with having brackets rub against the lips.

Invisalign consists of clear, plastic retainers that the patient can remove when they eat or play contact sports. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are easy to clean, though patients should still remember to brush their teeth before inserting their aligners. Regular brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist will lead to a cleaner, healthy smile.

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Are Braces Better Than Invisalign?

Correcting misaligned teeth improves oral health. Straight teeth and gums are easier to clean, and there are fewer places for bacteria to hide and cause tooth decay. The benefits of straight teeth go beyond the aesthetic as correcting teeth can keep them cleaner and less prone to injury. When teeth don’t properly set, they can grind away tooth enamel and expose the tooth to further damage.

Dr. Vernon and his team at Reason 2 Smile are committed to helping families around Salt Lake City receive comfortable and affordable dental care. We have discounts available for low-income families and those without insurance. Dr. Vernon is passionate about teeth, and he believes that maintaining a healthy mouth can lead to improved overall health. He is a certified Invisalign provider that will answer any questions about the cost and duration of the treatment. Schedule your first consultation today by calling 801-263-0417.

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Best Chewing Gum for Your Teeth

Chewing gum has appeared throughout history in various forms. In ancient times, chewing gum came from tree sap. Today, millions of people use chewing gum to clean their mouth after a meal. Next time you’re picking up a pack of gum, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the package as evidence that it has been scientifically tested.

Maintaining a healthy mouth is essential for preventing diseases and harmful substances from damaging your body. Eating sugary foods and drinks causes bacteria in your mouth to release acid that, over time, can erode enamel. Enamel is the clear, protective coat around the surface of the tooth that protects the underlying dentin. Enamel is harder than bone, but once it’s gone, it doesn’t come back. Limiting sugary foods is an easy way to maintain a healthy mouth.

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Looking for an Emergency Dentist in Salt Lake City?

Looking for an Emergency Dentist in Salt Lake City?

When emergencies happen, it’s nice to have a dentist on standby. Reason 2 Smile has been serving those around Salt Lake City for years, and we provide emergency dental services to those who need quick and immediate treatment. Sometimes an injury or accident can occur while playing sports, or sometimes veneer can fall off. To avoid further injury or inconvenience, call 801.263.0417 for emergency dental services.

Emergency Cosmetic Dentistry

Damaging your teeth is not the end of your beautiful smile. Dr. Andrew Vernon specializes in cosmetic dentistry and implants. If a tooth or veneer has fallen out, Dr. Vernon will take a look and help relieve pain. We relieve anxiety and pain through cutting-edge sedation dentistry. By using nitrous oxide, we can lower anxiety and keep children calm during a procedure.

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Tips for Dental Hygiene on the Road

Travel throws us off our daily routines, and that can make it hard for us to remember to take care of our teeth. However, there are still many ways to ensure you are properly caring for your teeth, even when you can’t take all of your oral health supplies with you. Let’s talk about some options we have to keep up with our dental hygiene while we’re away.

Reason 2 Smile Dental wants you to have a worry-free trip, and we can guide you down the right road for your teeth while on the move. Dr. Andrew M. Vernon and his team are experienced and ready to help you with whatever you may need to keep your mouth healthy while traveling. Stop by our Salt Lake City location if you need a checkup before you go.

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Oral Hygiene Instructions for Kids

Tooth decay that leads to cavities is the most common disease in children. Left untreated, it can interfere with your child’s sleep, learning and speech, and can eventually lead to some serious complications that can turn dangerous for your child’s health. In order to prevent tooth decay, it is important for parents to develop a regular dental hygiene regimen right away with children to develop healthy habits. We want to discuss some tips to help you prevent dental problems and teach your children to keep their teeth healthy.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Unlike other dental procedures, cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetic appearance of your teeth rather than their health or function. Many cosmetic procedures not only make teeth more beautiful, they can help the health and function of them as well. Anything from whitening to reshaping of teeth is considered to be cosmetic. These procedures give patients a new and improved smile that is sure to be a confidence booster.

Our staff at Reason 2 Smile Dental under Dr. Andrew Vernon DMD is experienced in several cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening, Invisalign, bridges, crowns, and polishing. We are dedicated to serving our Salt Lake City patients, and you can trust us to give you the best possible service and care on your way to a better smile.

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Best Invisalign in Salt Lake City

Everybody wants to have a beautiful smile, and among the many cosmetic procedures available, straightening is important for aesthetically beautiful and overall healthy teeth. Invisalign is a proven method for straightening teeth. It is perfect for those wanting straighter alignment without some of the sacrifices and difficulties that braces require to be successful.

Reason 2 Smile Dentistry is Salt Lake City’s best choice for Invisalign orthodontics. Our office, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Vernon DMD, promises to offer you the best care possible to help you get the perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of.

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Importance of Regular Dental Check Ups

To many, the dentist’s office is not a place they want to find themselves. Often, this leads to poor oral care, and ultimately an unpleasant experience to right these wrongs. Having a good relationship with your dentist, and your oral care is the key to overcoming fears. This makes it very important to have regular dental check ups.

At Reason 2 Smile under the direction of Dr. Andrew Vernon DMD, we care about the relationship between our staff and patients. We are dedicated to making an environment where you feel taken care of and give you a reason to smile. With that, we stress the importance of regular visits to solve problems before they exist, save you money and help with your overall health.

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Is Chewing Gum Good For Your Teeth?

Everyone wants a reason to smile, and with that in mind, it is important we take good care of our smiles. Even small, seemingly harmless activities can affect our teeth, and knowledge on what to avoid is helpful in maintaining a healthy smile. One of the most frequently asked question is if chewing gum is good for your teeth.

At Reason 2 Smile, under Dr. Andrew Vernon DMD, our staff is professionally trained in giving you a reason to smile, and tips to keep it that way. With the debate still ongoing about if chewing gum is good for teeth, we give clients information about if they should continue chewing gum, what types are available, and smart options to give them the smile they dream of.

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