What Is Gum Disease & How Can I Prevent It?

Closeup of teeth receiving a dental cleaning.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reports that 47.2 percent of adults ages 30 or older have some stage gum disease. Risk increases with age and activities like smoking or chewing tobacco.  You want to keep your teeth … Read more