Regular cleanings make your smile shine! They can also reduce your risk for periodontal disease (often called gum disease), which, if left untreated, can progressively advance to tooth loss. Because adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease than any other cause, periodontal disease should be taken very seriously.
The truth is, healthy gums are the first step to complete oral health. Taking care of any present periodontal problems is often how we begin dental treatment with our new patients.