Recent Media Coverage

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

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

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

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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