Five Tips for a Healthy Mouth

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

Why Flossing is An Important Part of Your Dental Care Routine

“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

BACK-TO-SCHOOL DENTAL TIPS

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

BEST SUMMER SNACKS FOR HEALTHY TEETH

Backyard barbeques are a staple for most families during the summer season. When planning your next summer party menu, try incorporating some healthy foods and snacks along with the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato chips. Here are a few ideas for some alternative healthy party foods. Read more

WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

Now that summer is here, more of us will be spending time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather and all of the activities that come along with it. As dental practitioners, Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates is aware that individuals need to exercise caution when participating in outdoor fun, whether it be sports, biking, hiking, swimming, etc.  Read more

WHY IS ORAL HEALTH IMPORTANT?

Going to the doctor for yearly well visits, health and wellness screenings, and skin care checks at the dermatologist. All of these constitute good health practices to maintain our overall well-being. But, how many people view a visit to the dentist as one of these important checklist items? 

National Dental Health Month, recognized in May, reminds all of us of the importance of keeping up with your dental visits. The key to maintaining those ‘pearly whites’ goes well beyond cosmetic enhancements. We learn at a young age to brush and floss twice a day. And while brushing and flossing are key to keeping the bacteria from settling on your teeth and creating cavities, oral hygiene is just as important to our overall health. 

A healthy smile means that you practice good habits every day. Eating healthy has a major impact on your oral health. Avoid sugary foods and drinks as they can damage teeth, causing cavities to form or erosion to occur. Focus on foods that are high in fiber and contain calcium by eating green leafy vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals.

Gum disease can also develop when there is a substantial amount of bacteria in the mouth left behind by those unhealthy substances. That bacteria can spread into the bloodstream, causing heart disease or other cardiovascular issues. According to the American Dental Association, gum disease increases the risk of heart disease due to the inflammation in the gums and bacteria, which may eventually lead to the narrowing of arteries.

Lastly, in order to maintain a healthy mouth, continue to see your dentist. Regular cleanings and trips to the dentist are a vital part of oral hygiene treatment. A check-up and cleaning by your dentist are recommended every six months. By following the advice of your trusted dental professionals and maintaining routine dental care, you are on your way to a healthy lifestyle.

At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, our dental professionals are committed to providing entire families with a healthy smile. Our dental services cover a range of procedures from orthodontics to dental implants in our Harleysville office and Souderton location. You can learn more about our practice and services by browsing our website or contact us at 215-486-1649/215-486-1652.

Raising Awareness of Oral Cancer

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Of those, an estimated 25 percent will have no known risk factors. However, if oral cancer is detected and treated early, there is a much higher chance of surviving without long-term problems.  Read more

CHOOSING THE DENTIST THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

National Dentist Day, celebrated every year in March, recognizes the hard-working, dedicated health professionals that care each and every day for our oral health. But dentists do more than just caring for our teeth and helping us achieve that perfect smile. As one of the leading dental practices in the area, Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates is committed to making our patients smile, educating on the best way to care for our teeth, and creating a comfortable atmosphere that will keep us coming back.  Read more

February Is Children’s Dental Health Month

Dental hygiene is an essential part of a child’s overall health. The month of February is nationally recognized as Children’s Dental Health Month. It’s the perfect time for our dental professionals at Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates to remind parents of the steps they need to take to ensure their child is getting the best oral care possible throughout all stages of their life. Read more

Importance of Dental Health for Seniors

Dental health is an important factor in the quality of one’s overall health. No matter what age, your quality of life and health is directly impacted by how you care for your teeth. As you grow older, your teeth and gums change. But, getting older doesn’t mean that you will have to lose your teeth. With routine dental care and consistent home care, your teeth can last a lifetime. Read more