Regular periodontal maintenance helps keep gum disease at bay

Periodontal-Maintenance in Old Saybrook, CT

Gum Disease by the Numbers

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you might be wondering what this means for your future oral health. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47.2 percent of Americans over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. That is one out of every two people you meet! The numbers just get worse from there, with 70.1 percent of Americans age 65 and older suffering with the damaging effects of periodontal disease.*