Routine Cleanings and Their Impact on Your Oral Health

Maintaining your oral health is just as important as keeping up with your overall physical health. Studies show that there is a connection between gum disease and heart disease. According to the American Dental Association, gum disease may increase the risk of heart disease due to the inflammation in the gums and bacteria, which may eventually lead to the narrowing of arteries.

That is why keeping up with the basics in your oral health routine is extremely important. Regular brushing and flossing help to remove plaque that builds up on the enamel and between your teeth and daily rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash works to remove bacteria from within the mouth.

While maintaining the proper home care, it is vital that you continue to visit your dentist for your regular check-ups. At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, our team of hygienists and dentists are dedicated to helping our patients achieve a healthy smile. It is recommended that you visit our dentist office in Souderton or Harleysville every six months. In some cases, patients with periodontal or gum disease may need more frequent cleanings to keep any recurring issues at bay.

As a new patient, our hygienists will carefully review your medical history and take any necessary radiographs. A periodontal charting will be taken on adult patients to assess the health and condition of the gums. Following a thorough cleaning by one of our hygienists, our dentists will conduct an exam and discuss any issues or concerns that you may have about your oral health. Treatment plans and other options can be reviewed at any time to determine what is right for you.

For some patients, it may be difficult to take that initial step and walk into our office for the first time. At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, we understand, and you can rest assured that we have your best interest in mind. YOU are our priority. With various personal comfort amenities and stress-free dentistry options available, we can provide you with the peace of mind you need to help you feel comfortable throughout your appointment.

You can learn more about our personal comfort amenities and stress-free dentistry options, or any of our cosmetic or restorative dental procedures, by browsing our website or calling one of our offices in Souderton or Harleysville at 215-486-1649 or 215-486-1652.