What you don’t know about gum disease could impact your dental health

gum diseasePeriodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease) is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Despite its prevalence, gum disease remains widely misunderstood.

Let’s consider some of the most common misconceptions regarding periodontal disease below:

Myth: Cavities and gum disease go hand-in-hand

Some patients believe that if they’re cavity-free, their gums must be healthy too. While this is sometimes the case, it’s not always true. Gum disease can occur independently of tooth decay, so it’s important to visit your dentist for regularly scheduled preventive check-ups. [Read more…]