While seldom painful and frequently free of any obvious signs or symtoms, periodontal disease can progress, undetected, to the point where supporting bone is destroyed. With 80 to 90% of all teenagers having some form of gingivitis(inflamed gums) and 75% of adult tooth loss for people over the age of 35 due to periodontal disease, early treatment and prevention is essential. While periodontal disease is cuased by plaque, a number of other factors, including poorly fitting bridges, badly aligned teeth and defective fillings contribute to the development of this condition. Our dental hygiene program pays extra special attention to the potential problems of periodontal diseases. We constantly monitor and record any changes that may show early signs of problem.