Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an infection that damages the gums. It can deteriorate you jawbone and cause tooth loss. Periodontal disease is generally caused by poor oral hygiene. If left untreated, it can cause serious problems like diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and lung disease.
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Following, are ten important reasons to maintain our recommended schedule of dental cleanings.