At the beginning of last year, we understood very little about the methods of contagion, about the virus itself, and our prospects for the future. So in an abundance of caution, a lot of us postponed dental work, many for the entire year, and sometimes more. This was a reasonable reaction to a situation so foreign to us, but it was never meant to be a long-term solution. Nowadays every dentist's office is aware of the procedures needed to stop the spread of the virus and the great majority have put these into practice, and with increased availability of vaccinations, there is less and less reason to put off seeing your dentist in 2021. But if you still have concerns then please reach out to your Salisbury, MD, dentist Dr. Kathleen Geipe.
There is a lot that your dentist can do to help improve your smile, and oftentimes, to help you keep it. Of the concerns you may encounter, the most common, and potentially the most dangerous, is periodontal disease.
Of everything that could threaten your smile, periodontal disease is what is more often to blame when it comes to tooth loss in adults.
Good dental health habits can help keep plaque at bay, along with the damaging bacteria that call it home. Unfortunately, however proficient we are on our own there is often some plaque leftover in the hard-to-reach places. This is where your dentist comes in.
During a general checkup, your dentist can spot problem areas and address them before they require more involved, and often more costly, work. But the other side of the checkup is the professional dental cleaning that accompanies it. Often with a single session gum disease in its early stages can be reversed. But at every stage, your dentist is there to assist in the battle against decay. All it takes is regular visits to make sure nothing surprises you.
Visit Your Dentist in Salisbury, MD
Don't put it off any longer, safely meet with your Salisbury, MD, dentist, Dr. Geipe, call (410) 543-0599 to schedule an appointment.