Pomona, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Tiger is helping Pomona, NY residents to take action against periodontitis, a highly prevalent, yet seriously overlooked disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, periodontitis, also referred to as gum disease or periodontal disease, affects 64.7 million American adults. Due to these alarming statistics, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) are promoting this public health issue through a campaign that calls for Americans to Love the Gums They’re With.
Gum disease can lead to gum recession and tooth and bone loss as well as a host of other heath complications like diabetes and heart disease. Despite its pervasiveness, many people are unaware of the serious health consequences that can accompany gum disease, resulting in a lack of urgency when it comes to gum care. TV personality Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s dating show, “The Bachelor,” has teamed up with the AAP to launch the Love the Gums You’re With campaign.
Gum disease can be prevented through proactive measures like brushing teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and undergoing an annual periodontal evaluation. The first stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, often manifests as swollen gums that bleed while brushing or flossing. At this stage, the effects of gum disease can still be reversed with a more diligent daily oral hygiene regimen and professional dental cleanings; however, if the infection is allowed to progress, it can cause irreversible damage to the teeth, gums, and supporting bone structures.
Anyone interested in assessing their current gum health and learning about the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease can visit http://www.perio.org to take a quiz and discover how to better care for their gums. Patients should also ask their dentist to make a referral to a periodontist (a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease) for a periodontal evaluation.
To learn more about treating and preventing gum disease or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tiger, please visit http://www.tigerperiodonticsandimplants.com and call (845) 367-7008 for the Pomona office or (845) 345-8199 for the Central Valley office.
About the Doctor
Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Pomona, NY. Dr. Jonathan Tiger graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002 and belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the dental services available at Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, please visit http://www.tigerperiodonticsandimplants.com and call (845) 367-7008 for the Pomona office or (845) 345-8199 for the Central Valley office.