Colgate Oral Care Report Series- Volume 22 – No 4 – Rethinking the Prevalence of Periodontal Diseases Among Adults in the United States

Dominick P. DePaola

Periodontal disease is an important public health problem. Its prevalence in the United States has been estimated from previous analyses using national probability surveys, including the 1988–1994 and 1999–2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES).

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This important topic will be discussed along with Rebonding Tooth Fragments for Functional and Esthetic Outcome, Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Patients Before and After Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer and National Consensus Statement: Oral Care During Pregnancy.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  • Discover why the prevalence of periodontal disease in the US may be higher than previously thought.
  • See the benefits of rebonding to repair a fractured tooth.
  • Learn the importance of proper diet during cancer therapy
  • Understand the importance of maintaining good oral health during pregnancy.