You probably won’t even notice the first signs of gum disease
Your mouth is covered in bacteria. These bacteria live off of the food left behind after you eat, and can form sticky, gooey plaque.
Plaque releases acid that weakens your tooth enamel and irritates your gums. If you don’t floss and brush regularly, and get a dental cleaning every six months, plaque can harden, and then your gums will start sending up flares for help: they’ll let you know they’re in trouble.