Periodontal Disease - Don't Be a Statistic!
"Over 47 percent of the U.S. adult population ages 30 years and older have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...nearly two-thirds (64%) of adults over age 65 have moderate to severe forms of periodontal disease." -ADA 2012. To begin, periodontal disease is another term for gum disease which ranges from gingivitis (bleeding and inflamed gums) all the way to periodontitis which can lead to tooth loss. The picture of health for a patient does not involve bleeding gums, which most people believe to be a normal occurrence. The presence of bleeding when brushing and flossing is a sign ...