PERIODONTAL DISEASE: Why should you be worried?
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a widespread problem in the United States and can have a terrible impact on your health. It has been linked to serious health conditions, including heart disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that “47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.” This is a huge number and, unfortunately, children are also susceptible. However, gum disease can be treated and, even better, c