Caring for your teeth and gums regularly is very important and can have lasting implications on your health. In honor of September serving as National Gum Care Month, we would like to take this opportunity to explain how neglecting gum care can lead to periodontal disease, which can then lead to further medical problems. In addition, we want to encourage and equip our readers with simple practices that can be implemented each day to help prevent periodontal disease. Such proactive behavior can be extremely beneficial to one’s overall health. Below are three factors to consider in regards to gum care.