In both cases, when asking a patient how their mouth feels they will not be able to detect either periodontal disease or dental decay unless there is pain. The detection and treatment of these conditions is dependent on professional care. Seeing your dentist regularly is essential in the early detection of potential problems. Contact me for assistance with adult dentistry.
Both dental decay and periodontal disease are preventable conditions if treated appropriately. Effective dental care begins at a very young age with parental guidance and involvement. There is no reason for teeth not to remain in a healthy condition and last a lifetime.