Flossing An Invaluable Weapon In Fight Against Gum Disease

By Clete Campbell,

William Shakespeare would call the dilemma “To floss or not to floss?” For the work weary, child-raising, exhausted parent, the answer is usually, “Not me.”

They are not alone. Most Americans neglect flossing, and few realize its value in the fight against gum disease. A new Delta Dental Survey found only 40 percent of Americans (4 in 10) floss daily, and 1 [ . . . ]  read more

Periodontitis Gum Disease A Troubling U.S. Health Epidemic

By Clete Campbell,

Half Of America’s Population Fighting Periodontitis, Most Without Knowing It

If you don’t have periodontitis, statistics say your spouse does. If your mom doesn’t have periodontitis, chances are 50-50 your dad does.

The cold hard statistics of this U.S. health epidemic are half of Americans age 30 or older have periodonitis, the advanced form of gum disease, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control statistics. That equals 64.7 million Americans feeling major [ . . . ]  read more

Tooth Decay America’s ‘Silent’ Oral Health Epidemic

By Clete Campbell,

In plain sight, the problem spreads, worsens and often leads to irreparable damage. Too many people never see it coming, even if their enamel try their best to warn them.

One in four Americans are unsuspecting living with untreated tooth decay, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This is one surprise dentists dread giving to patients. Yet, three million [ . . . ]  read more