Do you know that 85% of the population has gum disease? Gum disease is also the most common reason for tooth loss.
It is a myth that tooth loss is a natural sign of aging. You are meant to enjoy the benefits of having teeth – chewing, smiling and speaking clearly, for a lifetime. From this video, learn what you can do to prevent tooth loss. Dr Daylene Leong, Dental Specialist in Periodontics, also explains why gum disease would result in missing teeth.
[Related: Check out our infographic on gum disease here. Gum disease is also related to other medical issues such as alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, lung disease, pregnancy complications, erectile dysfunction and more.]
It is possible to have gum disease and have no discomfort in the early stages. Therefore, regular dental checkups and gum examinations are very important. When was the last time you had one?