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Although #GumDisease is often thought of as an adult concern (increased age is a known risk factor of gum disease), gingivitis, a mild form of the disease, is often found in both children and adolescents.
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Happy MLK Day from the AAP!
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A dental implant may be a viable solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth due to injury or infection, such as #GumDisease.
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Research has found that #GumDisease is higher in men (54 percent) than in women (38.4 percent). This may be because men are less likely to go to the dentist or because men have worse indicators of periodontal health than women. https://www.perio.org/consumer/men
periodontal health for men is extremely important as it may impact a variety of other health factors
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Happy Holidays from the AAP
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Men – #GumDisease may impact a variety of other health factors, including heart disease, impotence, and cancer.
periodontal health for men is extremely important as it may impact a variety of other health factors
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Did you know that some people may be genetically susceptible to #GumDisease?
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Concerned about a “gummy” smile? Your periodontist can fix it with a procedure called dental crown lengthening. Your periodontist will remove excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the natural tooth or teeth. Find a periodontist near you http://ow.ly/cKqi3059a6G
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Still thinking of a New Year’s Resolution? We have one for you! To establish a good oral hygiene routine with twice daily brushing, flossing, and visiting your periodontist annually. #happynewyear #resolution
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Symptoms of #GumDisease may not appear until an advance stage. Visit https://www.perio.org/consumer/gum-disease-symptoms.htm for warning signs.
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The AAP provides updates on interesting and important periodontal news and resources.
Introduction

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.

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