February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, a time to shine the spotlight on this surprisingly widespread condition that is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, affects the body beyond the mouth. It is associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems. You may have a gum infection without even realizing it, as they do not always come with symptoms in the early stages.

Watch this video to learn more about gum disease and treatment at Kirchner Dental. Then book an appointment online or call our Jeffersonville, IN office at 812-913-6093 (Jeffersonville) 812-884-8304 (New Albany) 502-430-3451 (St. Matthews) .