The leading cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35 is gum disease, which affects 75% of adults. Even with daily flossing and brushing, the first step in preventing the development of periodontal disease, professional attention is required.

The health of your gums may also decline due to:

  • The use of tobacco
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching/grinding of the teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition