Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss and can also affect your over-all health. Recent studies have shown an association between gum disease and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. The leading cause of gum disease is the build-up of plaque on your teeth. With regular cleanings we can remove the tarter build-up before it causes gum irritation and disease. During routine visits we carefully screen for any signs of gum disease because, if caught early, gum disease is easily treatable and reversible. We also provide education on proper at-home oral hygiene so you can be an active participant in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.