id you know that one in every two adults ages 30 and older suffer from periodontal disease (commonly referred to as gum disease)? That statistic is staggering, considering it can be prevented in many cases. To tackle the issue, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and its 8,300 members are launching a new campaign for all Americans to “Love the Gums You’re With“.
What Florida Patients Can Do
To aid in the prevention of periodontal disease, Dr. Joseph Pechter recommends establishing good oral hygiene habits including:
- brushing at least twice a day
- flossing daily
- discussing gum health with a dental professional
Furthermore, patients can take a brief quiz on perio.org to evaluate the current state of their gum health, learn the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease, and receive tips on how to properly care for their gums. Schedule an appointment with a periodontist, a specialist in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation and specialized periodontal treatment plan to help support a life-long commitment to healthy gums.