Half of American Adults Suffer From Gum Disease

Half of American Adults Suffer From Gum Disease

One out of every two American adults aged 30 and over has periodontal disease, according to recent findings from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  A study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States: 2009 and 2010 estimates that 47.2 percent, or 64.7 million American adults, have mild, moderate or severe periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease.  In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent.  This study is published in the Journal of Dental Research, the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research

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