February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the United States have untreated gum infections. Gum disease is also a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States.
In other words, if you want to keep your smile intact, you need to show some love to your gums.
To fight periodontal problems:
- Brushing daily
- Floss daily
- Get professional cleanings and exams regularly
- Treat gum disease as soon as possible