25 Sep 2010

NEW STUDY REVEALS SHOCKING LEVELS OF GUM DISEASE

NEW STUDY REVEALS SHOCKING LEVELS OF GUM DISEASE
AFTER new research suggesting that more American adults may have gum disease than previously thought, the UK could find itself in a very similar position, says a dental expert.

Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter, issued new fears following a study that suggested the prevalence of periodontal disease in the US may have been underestimated by as much as 50 percent.

Dr Carter said: “The study shows that gum disease is a bigger problem than we previously thought and although this news comes from across the Atlantic it could well apply to us here in the UK as well.
The research was conducted as part of a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) which involved a full–mouth and comprehensive periodontal examination. Over 450 American adults over the age of 35 were tested. ....

450? That is not many against the population of USA. Not many for one State. Was it in one city, a fluoridated city or not? Poor district or rich area? All races? At least they can't claim fluoridation is the answer as the States is mainly fluoridated.

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