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Periodontal disease is more prevalent than originally estimated

Last month, the Journal of Dental Research reported that research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) indicates that there are 50 percent more cases of periodontal disease than originally estimated.  Click to read the press release.

The best way to avoid becoming a periodontal statistic is to make sure you’re doing an outstanding job in the oral hygiene department.  This means brushing and flossing, of course, but also visiting your dentist every six months.

Your relationship with your dentist is key to catching any signs of periodontal disease early.  In the next post, we’ll cover what you should expect from your dentist in the way of examination and counsel – and what to do if you’re not getting it.

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Paola Guglielmoni, DDS, MS, is a periodontist and a partner in The Practice SF. She earned her dental degree in her native Italy and worked as a general dentist in Genova. Dr. Guglielmoni moved to the USA and received her DDS from Loma Linda University where she also completed her Certificate in Periodontics and Masters Degree in Oral Biology. She has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Periodontology at UCSF. Dr. Guglielmoni is a member of several professional organizations including The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Periodontics, The Academy of Osseointegration, and the California Society of Periodontists.

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