Recent Media Coverage

Brief synopses of articles resulting from the AAP's ongoing media efforts, secured by staff on behalf of the Academy.

Letter to the editor: Oversight, treatment best defense in onset of peridontal disease
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel – September 1, 2014

In light of the recent newspaper advice column by Dr. Oz, Dr. Stuart Froum submitted a Letter to the Editor (LTE) to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel on behalf of the AAP, highlighting the patient’s need for the professional management of periodontal disease.

Closing Pitch with Dr. Stuart Froum
Mentor Magazine – June 2014

AAP President Dr. Stuart J. Froum talks to Mentor Magazine about gum disease prevalence, the AAP’s 100th anniversary, and what keeps him awake at night. 

Is My Dentist Trying to Upsell?
Angie’s List – June 16, 2014

Ever get the feeling that must-have treatment your dentist is recommending isn’t really necessary? Or do you wonder if he or she recommends a costly procedure when there’s a cheaper solution to meet your needs? 

Dr. Stuart Froum Talks "Love the Gums You’re With," Periodontal Health
NPR – "It’s Your Health Radio," June 2, 2014 (mp3)

Dr. Stuart Froum chats with Lisa Davis, host of "It’s Your Health Radio." This program aired on NPR stations around the country.

Chris Harrison Talks "Love the Gums You're with," "The Bachelorette" to CBS News
CBS News - May 16, 2014

For Harrison, the key to making a good first impression (aside from having good oral hygiene) is to just be yourself. 

Chris Harrison Talks Gum Health, "The Bachelorette" to SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com - May 9, 2014

Harrison was receptive when the American Academy of Periodontology approached him about teaming up for the "Love the Gums You're With" campaign. "I see this all the time — how much impact that first impression makes —and a lot of it has to do with our mouth and our teeth and our smile, and from that comes our confidence and how we feel about ourselves. And it really is a big deal, because one in two adults over the age of 30 suffer from gum disease, and it's unbelievable that's a statistic out there, but that's how prevalent it is."

Vital Signs: It Doesn’t Take Much To Get Your Mouth In Trouble
Kera.org - April 28, 2014

Dr. Patricia Blanton, a periodontist and Professor Emeritus a Baylor College of Dentistry, explains the risks of gum disease in this edition of Vital Signs. 

Chris Harrison to Parade.com: “People notice when you smile”
Parade.com - April 28, 2014

“After 12 years, 27 seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and watching people make first impressions and smile, it is such a big part of what I do that I teamed up with the American Academy of Periodontology to talk about gum disease. I know that’s not sexy and it’s not fun, but it is so important. It’s something that nobody talks about in this country and the fact that one in two adults over the age of 30 are affected by gum disease is staggering. I’m trying to shine a little light on that.” 

Chris Harrison on HuffPost Live, Talks “Bachelorette,” “Love the Gums You’re With”
live.huffingtonpost.com – April 22, 2014

 

Bachelor's Chris Harrison: Your Smile Can Make or Break a Relationship! 
93.9 MIA Radio - April 26, 2014 (Audio)

Harrison is teaming up with the American Academy of Periodontology to let people know that the gums they’re given are the gums they’ll have for life. Just like in a good relationship, your gums need love too. Harrison can tell you what you need to do to Love The Gums You’re With and share his coveted tips when it comes to getting and succeeding on that first date. 

Are Dental Implants Right for You?
SymptomFind.com – April 15, 2014

Dental implant surgery is often the best choice to replace missing teeth. Not only does it restore the function of your tooth, but it helps decrease bone deterioration. 

What Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health
Women’s Health – April 3, 2014

Total-body health starts in your mouth—seriously, oral care is connected to everything from brain function to immunity. Plus, learn how your dentist could save your life. 

Expectant Mothers' Periodontal Health Vital To Health Of Her Baby
Health News Digest - Aug. 30, 2013

When a woman becomes pregnant, she knows it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to ensure both the health of herself and the health of her baby. New clinical recommendations from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) urge pregnant women to maintain periodontal health as well. 

Limit Chewy, Sticky Foods to Protect Your Gums
Men's Journal - Aug. 7, 2013

Oral bacteria feast on sugar, which is why dentists always say to cut back on candy... 

14 unhealthy things you're doing to 'save time'
Today.com - July 23, 2013

It's no secret that leading a healthy lifestyle often feels like it takes more time than most of us have. So found a survey by the American Public Health Association in which 34% of adults said they were too busy to fit in things they knew were good for them, like eating right and exercising regularly...

Obstacles for Pregnant Women Seeking Dental Care
New York Times - May 6, 2013

In pain because of infected teeth, Luatany Caseres, 34, then a factory worker in Durham, N.C., was desperate to see a dentist...

Chicago Tribune
April 18, 2012
Audience: 3,529,180

This article recently published in the Chicago Tribune lists several foods that are good for your teeth and gums, including green tea and yogurt.

Huffington Post
April 19, 2012
Audience: 31,151,900

There have been some confusing articles about the relationship between cardiovascular disease and gum disease this summer. In this article, AAP President Dr. Pamela McClain explains that while there is no research that proves a causal relationship between the two conditions, research shows that there is a known association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.

CNN.com
May 18, 2012
Audience: 23,266,500

This article from Money magazine and CNN.com uncovers several ways that you can help reduce your health care bills, including a few tips for saving on your dental care.

WebMD
June 19, 2012
Audience: 18,145,800

AAP President Dr. Pamela McClain explains the benefits of having a big, healthy smile, as well as a few common options to help you obtain the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

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About the AAP

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,000-member professional organization for periodontists - specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry's experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school. Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

 

 

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