When was the last time you visited the office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Maintaining routine appointments is essential for your long term oral health. Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime when they are cared for properly. However, the length of time between visits will have a direct correlation between the health of your mouth and the need for dental intervention. When my team and I are not able to regularly inspect and clean your mouth, harmful and long-lasting diseases can develop and disrupt your oral health. One condition in particular affects a great number of my patients and oftentimes remains undetected when routine dental care is avoided. Continue reading to learn more about this silent condition.