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DO YOU HAVE THE Submitted by E. Taylor Meiser, DDS
SILENT DENTAL DISEASE?
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A large number of the people who call the dentist just want their teeth cleaned. Most people don't understand that, while clean teeth are usually healthy teeth, what goes on below the gumline is really as much, if not more important as what you can see. Gum disease is similar to having termites in the foundation of your home. Termites eat away at wood just as bacteria eats away at your bone.
Gum disease formerly know as pyorrhea in the advanced stages, is found in some form in over 75% of the U.S. population, Chances are, you have some areas of gum disease in your mouth. How can you know? See your family dentist.
Gum disease comes in many forms and many stages, from simple reversible gingivitis (bleeding gums) to advanced generalized gum disease (pyorrhea with pus, bone loss and loose teeth). A key fact to note about gum disease is that it is a silent disease that progressively gets worse. It starts off in the mild form and just gets worse and worse unless it is recognized and treated.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings can prevent or arrest gum disease. Early gum disease can be effectively treated by with a gum disease program. If more seriously diseased areas are discovered, then referral to a periodontist (gum specialist) will be recommended. Gum disease should never be ignored. It will not go away on its own. It will only get worse. Gum disease should not be taken lightly either. Recent studies have strongly linked gum disease with systemic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and pregnancy problems. Gum disease is a significant health concern, so make certain your gums are measured and evaluated with appropriate x-rays.
So when you come to see your family dentist for just a cleaning and the dentist and/or hygienist shows you have bleeding gums and bone loss listen to what your silent disease is telling them! Get the prescription cleaning that will treat your silent disease and give you not only a healthy mouth, but also a healthier entire body.
We are committed to providing quality healthcare to families located in the Annapolis area and treat patients of all ages. We provide comprehensive solutions for our patients' oral health needs. Believing in the importance of listening to our patients, we take the time to truly understand each person's needs, goals, and lifestyle. By understanding our patients' objectives we can provide solutions that will improve their health while transforming their smile into something bright and beautiful.
Lighthouse Family Dentistry is located at 37 Old Solomons Island Rd Suite 1, Annapolis, MD. We are currently accepting new patients, and you can schedule an appointment by calling 410-844-0866.
E. Taylor Meiser, Jr. and the staff at Lighthouse Family Dentistry provide quality dental care to patients in the Annapolis area, focusing on a comprehensive approach to oral health. By treating and educating patients, our team helps patients to stay healthy in between visits. Our staff understands the importance of listening to patients, helping them to feel comfortable and relaxed. This personal approach is evident in everything we do. From making an appointment, filling out paperwork, conducting an examination, and providing dental treatments, the staff at Lighthouse Family Dentistry take the time to connect with patients and give them the thoughtful attention they deserve. Our team is trained on advanced dental procedures and techniques so that patients can benefit from the latest in dental care.
Lighthouse Family Dentistry provides a wide variety of dental services and procedures to address all of our patients' dental health needs. By combining quality patient care with up-to-date technology, we are able to treat patients of all ages in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Our website includes information on the following items: Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Family Dentist, General Dentist, Emergency Dentist, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, Dental Veneers, Dentures, Dental Crowns and more. Our Dentist and expert staff are trained to not only treat patients but to identify what caused the health concern in the first place. This comprehensive approach sets patients of Lighthouse Family Dentistry on the road to recovery and long term oral health.
When you walk into the office of Lighthouse Family Dentistry you will be immediately greeted by our friendly staff who are dedicated to making sure that you feel comfortable during your entire appointment. We understand that patients can feel anxious when going to the dentist, and our staff will take the time to listen to all of your concerns and help you understand exactly what your procedure is going to be like. At Lighthouse Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on being an affordable family dentist that accepts a variety of insurance plans and payment options like cash and credit cards, because we want to provide a beautiful, healthy smile to everyone in the Annapolis area. Call Lighthouse Family Dentistry today at 410-844-0866 to see why we are the dentist of choice in the Annapolis area.