Gum disease is extremely common among US adults, and yet, many don't understand the true facts about it. For example, left untreated, bacteria from periodontal infections can spread and raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, respiratory disease, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, birth defects, and certain forms of cancer.
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If you have gum disease or think you do, in any stage, you should not hesitate to see your periodontist for a "gum check up" and immediately begin, if necessary, the most appropriate form of periodontal treatment.
We've all heard it a hundred times: you need to brush and floss regularly, ideally twice daily, to maintain optimal dental hygiene for life. But in spite of the general knowledge of the importance of flossing, only around 40% of US adults actually floss even once a day on average.
Oral cancer is a real danger, with thousands of Americans losing the battle against it with every passing year; and yet, at the same time, it is one of the cancers most able to be successfully treated IF it is caught early enough. That's why annual oral cancer screening, offered at many periodontal offices in Florida, is such a huge concern.