Your smile is one of the first features others notice, yet many times it can be overlooked when maintaining your overall health. National Smile Month raises awareness for better oral health with this year’s theme: “Brush for Better Health.” According to the Oral Health Foundation, there are four key messages for better oral health:
- Brush teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss daily.
- Reduce sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, our team of dental professionals is committed to making our patients smile while educating them on the best ways to focus on their overall well-being. During your routine dental visit, your hygienist and dentist will discuss any concerns and offer advice and treatment options after the exam. Then, following a careful review of dental x-rays and periodontal charting (a method to determine the presence of gum disease), a plan can be made to get on the path to better oral health. Gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease because inflammation in the gums and bacteria may eventually lead to narrowing of arteries.
In some cases, patients may be less confident in their smiles due to chipped or missing teeth. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry options are an integral part of achieving a beautiful smile. With the use of crowns, dentures, bridges, and dental implants, our dentists can restore your teeth to give you a natural-looking smile.
Orthodontics is another option to correct your smile that has tooth misalignments or spacing issues. Traditional braces and clear aligners are the most common methods to enhance your smile. At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, both offices in Souderton and Harleysville offer orthodontic services for any age. During your consultation, our orthodontic specialists will evaluate your case and determine the best option for you and your family.
At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, we offer all of the dental services you might need from routine cleanings and exams to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. For more details regarding our wide selection of dental services or the Gotta Smile Dental Plan, visit our website at www.gotta-smile.com or call 215-486-1649 or 215-486-1652.