We often stress the importance of maintaining routine hygiene examinations and regularly encourage patients to reflect on their last visit to our office and schedule an appointment as needed. During these appointments, we do more than clean your teeth and inspect for decay. We also check your mouth for indications of other serious conditions that can greatly affect your current and future oral health. One such disease affects approximately half of American adults at some part in their lives, so there is a large chance you might be suffering and be unaware. Read on to learn more.