Friday, February 22, 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Proclaims February as Gum Disease Awareness Month

Here is the story from the Chicago Dental Society's Website. 

Governor Quinn, according to the above site, has declared February as: "Gum Disease Awareness Month". 

This is great.  Another state is joining the call for awareness.   I wrote about Oklahoma the other day. 

In the article, they mention that 85% of people have some gum disease and less than half of them know it.   That should be a wake up call for everyone who reads this! 

This is why it is so important that people have more awareness about this problems.  Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss.   Yet, some people lose teeth and get implants or dentures and still don't know the reason. 

Creating awareness is one of the reasons I wrote my book:  What You Should Know About Gum Disease.  ISBN:  978-0981485508

If people just knew a little more, they might be able to save themselves from expensive dental treatments down the road.  Moreover, they would have a better chance at keeping all of their teeth for a lifetime of good service.

I applaud Governor Quinn for making this proclamation and I also applaud Oklahoma for doing the same thing.  I would like to see more states follow suite and more dental organizations too!


David Snape

PS: this is my favorite tool for dental health problem prevention at home! 

PPS:  a free guide on stopping and preventing gum disease

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