Has it been some time since your last visit to our office? We continuously stress the importance of visiting our office for routine hygiene examinations and cleanings. You may be surprised to learn that we do more than clean your teeth and check for signs of tooth decay when you visit our office. Routine examinations are important because we inspect the mouth for signs of serious diseases that can not only affect your oral health but your overall health as well. February is a special month because we recognize the importance of preventing one of these diseases. Read on to learn more about this common disease and to see if you may be experiencing symptoms.