Oral Diseases Are Preventable

A frighteningly large number of Americans over the age of 35 experience some form of oral disease. In fact, tooth decay is the second most common disorder after the common cold, and the most prevalent cause of tooth loss. This fact is disheartening because with the proper oral care and a well-balanced diet, most oral diseases can be prevented.

Unfortunately, many people go without the care they need, due to lack of education, insurance, or time, and these people may experience the early signs of periodontal disease, or gingivitis, without noticing any symptoms. In some cases, periodontal disease may advance into the later stages without any painful symptoms. That is why going to the dentist is crucial.