Guide to Proper Dental Care

At Reason 2 Smile, we want to make sure our patients have the necessary knowledge for maintaining a clean smile. While simply brushing twice a day helps reduce the risk of cavities, plaque buildup, and tooth decay, there is plenty more to keep in mind when it comes to your daily dental care routine.

Don’t Forget to Floss

Though brushing does indeed keep your teeth clean of plaque as well as fight off cavities, patients must remember to floss daily to promote a clean mouth and healthy teeth. Brushing really only cleans the surface of our teeth. A brush cannot reach in between the gaps of our teeth, leaving bacteria and plaque behind to cause cavities.

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Toothpaste 101

It used to be an easy process but with so many options to choose from, picking the right toothpaste can be an overwhelming process. Not only is there a plethora of brands, but there is also different kinds that can serve your specific needs. Here at Reason 2 Smile Dental, we strive for healthy teeth so we want to help you choose the right toothpaste for you and your family.

The Basics

Toothpaste doesn’t only leave your mouth feeling fresh, it cleans the bacteria that causes plaque. When you eat, this bacteria meets with your food and produces an acid responsible for tooth decay. There might be a variety of toothpastes but some common ingredients like artificial sweeteners, humectants, thickeners, detergents and abrasive agents can be found in most. The main ingredient you need to be paying attention to when you buy toothpaste is fluoride.

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