Recent studies show that 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, although many people are aware of the importance of healthy teeth, not many are aware of the health of their gums and the greater impact it has on the overall health of the body. The truth is that the gums are no less important than your smile. Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
Why Are Healthy Gums So Important?
Your oral health depends on your gums. The tissue in the gums and jawbone support your teeth, keep them in place, and give them stability. Even if you have been keeping up with your daily dental routine and have never had something as little as a cavity, teeth can still fall out when the gums are not healthy enough to sustain the weight of your teeth.