Periodontal disease is a major factor in tooth loss for adults. Amazingly, this disease can exist in the early stages without any symptoms at all! Periodontal care and treatment alone will not cure diabetes or heart disease. These health issues have many components. For example, being overweight, smoking, family history, diet, exercise and the effect of medications all have an impact. However, by maintaining a healthy mouth and reducing oral inflammation, you will greatly contribute to reducing these common and very harmful health problems. Having your teeth professionally cleaned every 3-6 months will help you have a healthy mouth. A healthy mouth will make you a healthier person!