After age 35, patients lose more teeth than tooth decay due to gum disease.
If you are not doing your routine oral and dental care with your toothbrushing and dental flossing at home and doing your dental care regularly and do not visit your dentist regularly, plaque and gum stones containing bacteria may accumulate on your teeth.
If plaque and tartar are untreated, they can cause irreversible damage to your jawbone and supporting structure.
Teeth begin to swing, if allowed to go, you may have to have gum surgery or even lose your teeth.
The good news is that this is preventable.