Date:   January 24, 2017

Regular Check-ups and Care Help Prevent Gum Disease

For adults, periodontal (gum) disease is a major cause of tooth loss. Often painless, gum disease may develop slowly or progress quite rapidly. This disease can occur at any age, and unless you have regular dental checkups, including a periodontal exam, you may not be aware you have a problem until your gums and bone have been seriously compromised.

Learn More

Find out more about gum disease prevention at the National Institutes of Health site and the American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site.