The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the percentage actually increases to three-quarters of older adults have periodonal disease.  The end result of periodontal disease left untreated means loose teeth and eventually lost teeth.  Periodontal disease is prevented by brushing twice daily, flossing , and seeing your dentist every 3-6 months for a professional cleaning.  Colorado West Family Dental Center in Grand Junction Colorado 970-242-7373