Would you be surprised if we told you that a majority of adults have some level of gum disease? If you’ve been subjected to red, tender or swollen gums in the past, just know that you are far from alone. Most recent reports note that 75 percent of Americans over the age of 35 suffer from gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Additionally, in a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all Americans 30 years of age and older have either mild, moderate or severe periodontitis. That’s over 64 million Americans!
To celebrate Gum Disease Awareness Month and make sure our patients stay informed, Blue Coast Dental’s February newsletter will be focusing on the root cause of gum disease, the signs and symptoms you need to be aware of, and how our office helps you manage and treat your gum disease before it causes permanent damage. After all, knowing is half the battle when it comes to preventing common chronic disease.