It’s official. Gum Disease has passed Diabetes in the popularity category for unwanted health conditions. With one in every two adults age 30 and older suffering from periodontal disease (commonly referred to as gum disease), the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and its 8,300 members are calling for Americans to Love the Gums They’re With. Periodontal disease can lead to receding gums, bone damage, loss of teeth, and can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 64.7 million Americans are affected by periodontal disease. In addition to diabetes, periodontal disease has been linked to other chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer.
Now, before you go into a panic and assume the worst, take this 1 minute online assessment to help determine if you are even at risk for Gum Disease:
Once you have completed the assessment, review your results and should you find that your score concerns you enough to take action contact us for an appointment by calling 847-685-6686.