As summer winds down and the hustle and bustle of the school year is upon us, it’s easy to forget about those upcoming dental appointments. Keeping up with your child’s oral health is essential for not only a healthy mouth but overall physical wellness. Read more
The long-awaited summer season may be here, but don’t take a vacation from caring for your braces! While school is in session, a daily routine is almost second nature; but summer vacation for many means sleeping in and staying up later causing the ‘normal’ oral hygiene routine to suffer. Neglecting your brushing and flossing regimen can have a negative impact on your oral health. Read more
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: Read more
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, “an estimated 54,600 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Forty-three percent of those will not survive longer than five years, and many who survive will suffer from long-term problems, such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties with eating and speaking.” Read more
February was Children’s Dental Health Month, a nationally recognized program to promote the importance of caring for our children’s teeth and encouraging healthy habits. According to the Centers for Disease and Control, cavities are the most common chronic disease of childhood, yet they are highly preventable. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infection, sometimes leading to problems with speaking and eating. Read more
Everyone knows that with a “new year” comes a set of resolutions or promises to one’s self for the coming year. Many times the resolutions focus on the improvement of your health and well-being going into a new year. By choosing to incorporate dental health into your overall wellness goals, you are one step closer to a healthier you! Read more
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. Read more
Your smile can be one of the first things noticed about you. Yet, many people still don’t put enough emphasis on their oral health. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections, which can spread to other areas and have serious health side effects. Read more
“Do you floss regularly?” This common question that a dental care provider asks at the start of the appointment can cause many people anxiety and a hesitation to answer truthfully. Sometimes patients are so worried before their visit that they can overdo it with flossing and brushing too hard, causing gum irritation and bleeding. Many don’t realize the importance of flossing on a regular basis. Read more
School is just around the corner, and while you may be busy gathering school supplies or shopping for new back-to-school clothes, it’s also important to schedule that next teeth cleaning.
According to the CDC, cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the US, with about 20 percent of children ages 5-11 with at least one untreated decayed tooth.
The American Dental Association emphasizes that a dental exam is a vital part of your child’s healthy start to the school year. Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates recommends routine hygiene visits every six months. In addition to visiting the dentist regularly, there are steps parents can take at home to ensure a healthy mouth. Read more
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