Now that it’s February, everyone is thinking about love, chocolates, and…gum disease? That’s right! February is also National Gum Disease Awareness Month. Although periodontal (gum) disease is easily prevented, researchers believe that up to 80% of Americans suffer from this common condition. What starts off as a simple gum infection can lead to much larger issues to your oral health and overall wellbeing. Here’s what you need to know about the prevention, symptoms, and treatment of gum disease.