One of every two adults age 30 and over suffer from gum disease. Gum Disease, or periodontitis is now more prevalent than diabetes. With nearly 65 million people being affected, this is a disease which warrants some urgency in educating the public, yet nobody really talks about it.
This silence about oral health is damaging and contributes to the general misunderstandings the public has about how to care for their mouths. Much of the general population don't go to a dentist until they are experiencing pain, and by then it is too late.
Dental visits should first be about prevention and maintaining oral health. If that step is skipped over and oral health declines, then you enter the problem solving step. Fixing the damage done to your teeth and gums is much more expensive and much less comfortable than preventing the problem to begin with.
Take the time to take care of yourself and have a dental check up every 6 months to a year (or more often if you are high risk). This way you can prevent problems or catch them in the early stages.
Brush, Floss and Rinse - Love The Gums You're With