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Category Archives: Periodontal News

AAP and Other Dental Organizations Join Ad Council to Launch First Campaign on Children's Oral Health

Public Media AAP Newsroom CHICAGO—August 14, 2011—According to a survey released by the Ad Council today less than half (44%) of parents in the U.S. report that their child brushes their teeth twice a day or more. In time for …

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Periodontal Disease Linked to Cardiovascular Disease: AAP Supports Statement from American Heart Association

Public Media AAP Newsroom CHICAGO—April 18, 2012—The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) supports the American Heart Association’s (AHA) scientific statement “Periodontal Disease and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: Does the Evidence Support an Independent Association?” recently published in Circulation. The statement concludes …

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Media Alert: Injectable Progesterone Contraceptives May Be Associated with Poor Periodontal Health

Public Media AAP Newsroom Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGO—February 6, 2012—Injectable progesterone contraceptives may be associated with poor periodontal health, according to research in the Journal of Periodontology. The study found that women who are currently taking depot medroxyprogesterone acetate …

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Beyond the Brush: Five Ways to Help Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums

Public Media AAP Newsroom    Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGO—December 12, 2011—Routine tooth brushing and flossing and regular check-ups by a dental professional remain the cornerstone of a healthy mouth. However, according to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), pairing …

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Dentists, Pharmacists Raise Awareness of Medication-Induced Dry Mouth

Public Media AAP Newsroom Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGO—August 11, 2011—Leading dental and pharmacy organizations are teaming up to promote oral health and raise public awareness of dry mouth, a side effect commonly caused by taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. …

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Women Winning the Battle of the Sexes When It Comes to Periodontal Health

Public Media AAP Newsroom Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGOMay 11, 2011The differences between men and women are extensive, especially when it comes to taking care of ones health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), compared to men, women …

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Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs

Public Media AAP Newsroom Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGOJune 1, 2009Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory …

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Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

Public Media AAP Newsroom Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGOJune 1, 2009Cardiovascular disease, the leading killer of men and women in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory …

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AAP Supports the International Diabetes Federation Guideline on Oral Health for People with Diabetes

Public Media AAP Newsroom Print Page E-mail Page CHICAGONovember 3, 2009Clinical guidelines from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) emphasize the importance of periodontal health for people with diabetes. Diabetes affects approximately 285 million people worldwide, and this number is only …

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Dispelling Myths about Gum Disease: The Truth Behind Healthy Teeth and Gums

Bleeding gums are not that big of a deal. Red, swollen and bleeding gums are an important sign of periodontal disease. If you notice bleeding while brushing or flossing, or when eating certain foods, you should schedule a visit with …

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