Half of US Adults Suffer From Gum Problems
In 2010, the American Academy of Periodontology estimated that three out of four Americans suffer from gum disease (http://www.perio.org/consumer/gum-disease-myths.htm). Years later, statistics did not improve as the Journal of Dental Research reports nearly half of US adults have periodontal disease.
According to the report, 47.2 % or 64.7 million American adults aged 30 and above have some form of gum disease, Of this figure, more than half (56.4 per cent) are men. Those who live below the poverty line or who finished their formal education during high school are also reported to have a higher incidence of gum problems.
Not surprisingly, smokers also rank among those who suffer from gum disease.
Read more about this study here.