According to a study published in 2012 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a majority of American adults (30 years of age and older) have some level of gum disease. Between 2009 and 2010, estimates reached 47.2 percent, which equates to nearly 65 million people having mild, moderate, or severe periodontitis, another term for gum disease.
If you want to keep your teeth for life, you need to take good care of your gums. Healthy teeth are irrelevant if your gums can’t hold them in properly, and the number one cause of tooth loss is gum disease. Even worse, once gum disease appears, it’s far more difficult to restore. Luckily, preventing gum disease is simple with regular brushing, flossing, and visits to your dentist.
In the event that gum disease does appear, your dental team at Blue Coast Dental is prepared to help get your oral health back on track!