I'm not a dentist, but there seems to be a lot of bad stuff brewing in people's mouths!

New statistics indicate that the prevalence of periodontal disease in the United States may be significantly higher than originally estimated.

This is according to research published in the Journal of Dental Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) which suggests that the prevalence of periodontal disease may have been underestimated by as much as 50 per cent...Yikes!

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Will this change the way you do anything in your practice? Patient communications, patient education literature, info on your web site?

I'm curious and hope this post will spark a lively discussion.

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