Most likely, you won’t have to worry about gum disease if you take care of your body and never miss a bi-annual dental appointment. Periodontal, or gum disease, only comes along when patients don’t brush their teeth properly and don’t address plaque, bacteria, and tartar buildup. Gum disease prevention seems relatively straightforward: brush your teeth in the morning and at night, floss, use an antiseptic mouthwash and eat healthy foods. But some things are easier said than done, especially when you consider how many Americans develop Periodontal disease. According to the Journal of Dental Research, almost half (47%) of Americans developed periodontitis in 2020. For this reason, we have to discuss treatment options. Here are the benefits of non-surgical gum disease treatment.