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American Academy of Periodontology (AAP)
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The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.
The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.

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Gums should fit snugly around your teeth. Advanced #GumDisease can destroy gum tissue, forming pockets in the spaces between the gums and teeth. Your periodontist may recommend pocket depth reduction to clear the pockets of infection and retighten the gum tissue.

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When was the last time you had a comprehensive periodontal evaluation (CPE)? The American Academy of Periodontology recommends adults undergo a CPE annually to assess your gum health—even if you have never suffered from #GumDisease.

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A dental implant is often a small titanium post placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth is. The jawbone will fuse with the implant, and an abutment will be placed to hold the replacement tooth. The entire process—including extraction and healing—can take up to several months.

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64% of U.S. adults ages 65 and older have moderate or severe #GumDisease, which may also increase the risk for developing other diseases. All individuals in this age group should brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and receive a comprehensive periodontal evaluation annually.
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November is American Diabetes Month. People with #diabetes, an inflammatory condition in which the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin to convert sugar into energy, are two to four times more likely to develop #GumDisease.

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Happy Halloween! Don’t let all of today’s sugar cause a spooky situation in your mouth—treat it to (daily) brushing and flossing. #gumdisease #halloween
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A comprehensive periodontal evaluation, CPE, assesses your risk of #GumDisease and determines the right types of treatment, if gum disease is diagnosed.

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A mild form of #GumDisease can be found in children and adolescents. Check your child's mouth for signs of gum disease. Symptoms include bleeding gums, swollen and bright red gums, gums that are receding from the teeth, and bad breath. http://ow.ly/MRAe30fKtHi
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Scared to go to the dentist? That’s not uncommon, but avoiding professional dental checkups can lead to #GumDisease and tooth loss. Talk to your dental professional about conscious sedation to help make you comfortable and relaxed during your procedure.
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