Raising awareness of the importance of healthy gums across the whole UK is what perio health awareness is all about. It is an initiative designed to promote the importance of health gums to the general public, medical, dental and health professionals. This initiative is supported by the BSP, EFP and Euro Perio8.
Research gathered over the last 30 yeas, shows strong links between health gums and general well being. According to the PHAU (Perio Health Awareness UK) campaign systemic illnesses such as diabetes and cardio health. One of the main issues with gum disease is the large number of bacteria that are found in the mouth, often lead to other serious health problems. 8 out of 10 adults over 35 suffer from inflated gums to some extent. Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss that can have a dramatic effects on your smile, speech and enjoyment of food.
Within the next 2 years dentists working in the NHS will be obliged to show that they are checking everyone’s gum health- and making improvements where necessary. This is an initiative led by the World Health Organisation reflecting their believe that a healthy mouth is an indicator of a person’s general good health. Get ahead of the pack and order the Doctor’s BrushPicks today either for yourself or for your Dental Practice via the Dental Directory.