47% of Americans have Gum Disease - Slate Dental, Inc.

47% of Americans have Gum Disease

47% of Americans have Gum Disease!


That's enough people to fill 2,000 football stadiums or reach halfway to the moon standing on top of one another's shoulders!


What is Periodontal Disease (aka Gum Disease)?


Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and, without treatment, can destroy the bone that supports your teeth.


More than 47% of American adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease also increases with age, with 70% of American adults 65 years and older currently being affected.


What are some signs that you might have it?


Signs and symptoms of gum disease include bad breath or bad taste that won't go away, red or swollen gums, tender or bleeding gums, painful chewing, loose or sensitive teeth. Unfortunately, most people think consistent bleeding or swelling of gums when brushing their teeth is a normal thing.


How can we prevent it?

Luckily, you can prevent gum disease by brushing and effectively FLOSSING YOUR TEETH.


Yup, it's that simple. Just by taking care of those pearly whites and flossing right with your Slate Electric Flosser, you can prevent gum disease, which saves your gums, teeth, and your dental bill.