Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is with consistent, effective home care and regular visits to your dental professional.
Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a white film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque is constantly forming on your teeth. This same bacteria is connected to heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove this bacteria and help prevent it from entering the blood stream.