The Making of a Happy, Healthy Mouth in 2018

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that can lead to pain and tooth loss. Often early symptoms such as bleeding when brushing is ignored by the patient. New insights into periodontal disease have created new ways to approach the disease. New diagnostic testing is available including even genetic testing for markers that lead to the disease. Endoscopic treatment is available for use in the dental office but patients can also try some tips at home as well to keep their mouths healthier.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1Drs. Bartold and Van Dyke have done new research on the developtment of periodontal disease.
  • 2Plaque accounts for only 20% of the risk for developing periodontal disease.
  • 3The old research on the development of periodontal disease was incorrect.

“According to new research from Drs. Bartold and Van Dyke, plaque accounts for only 20% of the risk for developing periodontal disease.”

Read the full story: http://queenofdentalhygiene.net/2018/01/the-making-of-happy-healthy-mouths-in-2018/