Have You Seen A Periodontist? Here Is Why You Should
If you see your dentist twice a year, brush your teeth twice a day and floss after every meal, you're doing what you need to do to protect your teeth. However, you might not be doing everything you can to protect your gums. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It's also a condition that can be prevented with proper preventative care. While your family dentist can take care of your teeth and diagnose early signs of gum disease, if you belong to a danger group – one that has a higher risk of developing gum disease – you need to be seeing a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in the care and prevention of gum disease.