February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, and we want to take some time to explain the importance of caring for your teeth as well as your gums. When you visit our office for a routine hygiene examination, we do more than clean your teeth and inspect for decay. We also check your gums, tongue and cheeks for indicators that you may be experiencing other issues with your oral health. Gum Disease affects approximately half of American adults. Do you know the warning signs to look for to see if you are experiencing symptoms? Continue reading to learn more.