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


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


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


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


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


The holidays are here, and with that comes office parties, family gatherings, holiday dinners, and many other festivities to fill up our calendar. At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, we are here to keep you on track of your oral health during one of the busiest times of the year. Here are a few ways to protect and care for your teeth throughout the year. 

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I Need a Root Canal… Now What?

To many patients, the mere mention of a “root canal” can be the start of major dental anxiety. Understanding the benefits of a root canal can help minimize the overall hesitancy in following through with this procedure. 


When a patient is told those dreaded words by their dentist, “that tooth needs a root canal,” it is usually because of an active infection or abscess that is causing severe pain or pressure. An infection in the tooth does not go away without proper treatment. In some cases, the infection can spread to the jaw, neck, or head if left untreated. At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, we complete root canals routinely, and our goal is to ease our patients’ pain while providing the best course of treatment possible. 

What is a Root Canal?

First, as with any procedure, our dentists will anesthetize the area to make sure you are comfortable and pain-free. During a root canal procedure, the pulp, which is the hollow interior of a tooth containing the blood vessels, nerve tissue, and other cells, is removed. The area is thoroughly disinfected, and the canals are shaped before a filling is placed to seal the tooth. After root canal therapy, the tooth is considered “dead,” so the patient will no longer feel pain emanating from the tooth because the nerve tissue has been removed and the infection has been eradicated.

A Root Canal Saves the Natural Tooth

Once the root canal is finished, the tooth is fragile and will need a crown to protect it. Patients are able to keep their natural tooth during the root canal process; however, it will require a crown to preserve the health and stability of the tooth while maintaining a natural smile. 

Confidence in Your Decision

The link between your overall health and oral health is so important. Understanding a diagnosis and reason for treatment can help to set aside any hesitancy on the patient’s part. At Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and educated about their oral health. As one of the leading root canal dentists in Harleysville and restorative dentists in Souderton, our practice uses the highest technological advancements in our field to perform dental treatments. The entire procedure is generally completed within an hour and a half, depending on the circumstances, and you will leave feeling assured that the infection has been removed and your tooth is back to a healthy state. 


Weaver, Reckner, and Reinhart Dental Associates has been providing quality dental care in the Bucks and Montgomery County areas for over 27 years. If you would like more information, visit our website at or call 215-486-1649/215-486-1652.