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CDC: Half of American Adults Have Periodontal Disease

Posted on September 7th, 2012 by Premier Periodontics in Gum Disease, Periodontal Disease, Premier Periodontics, Prevention

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show high prevalence of periodontal disease in the U.S. population; American Academy of Periodontology encourages yearly comprehensive periodontal evaluations to assess for disease. CHICAGO—September 4, 2012—One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Centers [...]

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Just a Pinch Between your Cheeks and Gums Can Be Harmful

Posted on August 30th, 2012 by Premier Periodontics in Oral Health, Periodontal Disease, Premier Periodontics, Prevention

Scientists ID ‘strong oral carcinogen’ in smokeless tobacco By Craig Palmer, ADA News staff Philadelphia—Scientists say they identified a strong oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco and called for federal regulation of the substance (S)-NNN, one of a family of compounds called nitrosamines, in these products. Although mounting evidence suggests an increased risk of cancer of [...]

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