Many Will Not Avoid Gum Disease – Do Not Be One Of Them…

By david / November 19, 2010

I read a quote from a dentist which basically said, “A lot of people are headed for gum surgery and don’t know it.”  In my opinion, what he said is very true.

Many people are unaware just how much money is generated in periodontal care each year, including myself.  But I would certainly feel comfortable guessing that it is in the billions of dollars.

Gum disease is a very strange animal.  It is so prevalent that it really is an epidemic.  Yet, no one every talks about it with any degree of importance.  An entire profession revolves around the disease, yet people remain oblivious.

Even when they are sitting in the office waiting room of a periodontist, they still may have no idea what is going on or what the cause of their problem really is.  When you ponder all of this, you realize just how strange this scenario is.

Dental professionals will readily tell you that the number of people with gum disease numbers at about 75 percent of people.  Again,  hardly anyone outside of the dental profession spends much time thinking about this phenomenon.

“So what”?  You may ask.  Well, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss on this planet.  In addition, researchers recognize probable links between gum disease and lung infections, heart attacks, strokes and even pre-term babies. That is just naming a few of the many suspected problems associated with gum disease.

This problem has been most likely been with the human race since the beginning.  We, as a collective, seldom spend any time thinking about it.

Yet, we understand that it is expensive to get implants and annoying to wear dentures.  On the other hand, most people do not realize that they lost their tooth or teeth in the first place because of gum disease!

Outside of trained professionals, only a seemingly small number of people are aware of the problems and threats posed by this disease.

Sure, everyone has heard of the term ‘gum disease’ but few know what it REALLY means.  At the same time, if the stats are correct, 75% of them have it already and the majority of those are unaware.

If you want to keep your teeth for a lifetime, if you want to save as many of your own natural teeth as possible, then you should learn a little bit about this problem.

An excellent resource is the book: What You Should Know about Gum Disease. ISBN: 978-0981485508.  It was written by a layman for laymen everywhere.  Once you read it, have your family and friends read it. If the statistics are true, 75% of them need this book as of the day before yesterday and possibly many days before yesterday or even yesteryear.

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