This is the season to be thankful. So why not be grateful for your smile? Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates reminds you to take care of yourself by implementing good oral hygiene habits all year long.
Why Is A Healthy Smile Important?
A healthy mouth is a key factor in your overall health. Bacteria in the mouth can cause more than gum issues and tooth decay. If left untreated, the bacteria can enter your bloodstream and cause heart disease or other cardiovascular problems such as stroke and heart attack.
Smiling Can Make You (and Others) Feel Better
Studies show that smiling can elevate your mood. The simple act of smiling releases endorphins in the brain, which signals to the body that you are happy and improves your mood. Smiling is also said to be contagious, so you never know who you might cheer up just by smiling at them!
Smiling Helps You Stay Healthy
When you smile, it helps to reduce stress. The holiday season can be a stressful time for many, but smiling helps to reduce the amount of cortisol, the chemical associated with feeling stressed, in our brains. It can also help you to feel more relaxed and is linked to helping your immune system function properly.
How to Care for Your Smile
Our team at Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates works hard to educate our patients on caring for their teeth in the best ways possible. In addition to brushing and flossing regularly at home, we recommend visits every six months for optimum results. Staying on top of your dental care is key to addressing any issues before they become more serious.
However, there are times when a visit might be needed outside of routine care. Sometimes if a patient is suffering from tooth pain or discomfort, it may be a difficult step for them to make an appointment. Just the mere thought of a ‘root canal’ or ‘extraction’ can heighten one’s dental anxiety. The team at Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates in Montgomery and Bucks County recognizes our patients’ needs and makes every effort to make them more comfortable during their visit.
THE WRR TEAM IS HERE FOR YOU!
Our highly-trained dental clinicians have experience treating adults and children of all ages who are interested in enhancing their smiles. Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates has offices in both Souderton and Harleysville and has become the area’s leading dentist for cosmetic and restorative procedures, periodontal care, dental implants, orthodontics, and more. For more information about maintaining and caring for your smile, visit www.gotta-smile.com or reach out to 215-486-1649 or 215-486-1652.