American Academy of Periodontology releases online tool to help patients determine risk for periodontal diseases.
Interactive Patient Risk Assessment Tool Released Today
Category: Periodontal Treatment
Nearly 39 percent of periodontists believe it is best to floss before brushing your teeth.
“Three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease – from mild cases of gingivitis, to the more severe form known as periodontitis. However, despite this prevalence, approximately only three percent seek treatment for their gum disease. With increasingly more research indicating that gum disease may be linked to several other diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer, maintaining healthy teeth and gums has become more important than ever.”