The best thing you can do for you and your family to help make sure that everyone has and keeps a healthy mouth is to have regular dental checkups. This is so important even for kids because gum disease can cause early tooth loss even for teens! But the worst part of it is that there is generally no pain associated with gum disease. So if left unchecked your first symptom you recognize as a “problem” is loose teeth.
Here are a couple of videos that talk about what is checked and why it is important to have regular dental screenings.