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A periodontist receives an additional three years of training after completing dental school, giving them the expertise to most effectively treat #GumDisease and place dental implants. For more information visit http://ow.ly/YNWK300CIw0.
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A Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE) is a way to assess your periodontal health and prevent #GumDisease by examining your teeth, plaque, gums, bite, bone structure, and risk factors. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/t3Vb300aoFP.
A comprehensive periodontal evaluation is a way to assess your periodontal health by examining your teeth, plaque, gums, bite, bone structure and risk factors.
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Behind every great smile are glorious gums. And behind glorious gums is a periodontist! To learn more, visit http://ow.ly/4ndtMx #LoveYourGums
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April is oral cancer awareness month! Oral cancer can affect any area of the oral cavity including the lips, gum tissues, cheek lining, and the hard or soft palate. Talk to your dental professional if you notice any unusual changes. #OralCancerAwareness
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People who maintain a healthy body weight and exercise regularly have been shown to have lower incidences of gum disease.
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Let's do some dental math today. Brushing 2x a day + flossing 1x a day + getting a comprehensive periodontal exam 1x a year = healthy gums! If your math is not adding up, its time to see a periodontist! Visit perio.org to find a periodontist near you today. https://www.perio.org/?q=locator-advanced
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According to a new study, your oral health may have an influence over your brain and cognitive function -> http://ow.ly/ZC9nU
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Some say they’d rather clean toilets than floss…and that’s not all! Visit our Gumblr to learn more tasks people would rather do than floss. And, learn how easy it truly can be to prevent #GumDisease. The consequences are too serious to ignore. #LoveYourGums
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Receiving an annual Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation should be an essential part of your oral health routine. See a periodontist if you experience any signs of #GumDisease. Find a periodontist near you -> https://www.perio.org/?q=locator-advanced
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A dental office has recruited a dog to help ease patients’ anxieties. http://www.today.com/pets/meet-dog-who-makes-kids-actually-going-dentist-t84496
One dental office has a special way to help young patients relax or even enjoy teeth cleanings: a 6-year-old golden retriever named JoJo.
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HALF of American adults have gum disease. New CDC study shows extent of #GumDisease on a state and local level in the U.S.
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This is in line with other earlier CDC reports that periodontitis (gum disease) disproportionately affects ethnic minorities, tobacco users, those of lower socio-economic status, and those in areas with sparse access to dental care.
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The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.
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The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,000-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. The current membership includes periodontists and general dentists from all 50 states as well as around the world.

Who are Periodontists?

A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can affect one tooth or many teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on your teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.