Recent Media Coverage
Do You Really Need to Floss, or Should You Give It a Toss?
NBC’s The Today Show – August 3, 2016
Feeling Guilty About Flossing? Maybe There’s No Need
New York Times – August 2, 2016
New Report Suggests There is Little Evidence That Flossing Works
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt – August 2, 2013
Does Flossing Help or Not? The Evidence is Mixed at Best
National Public Radio – August 2, 2016
Keeping Your Teeth
CTV News – August 2, 2016
AAP President Dr. Wayne Aldredge discusses flossing’s impact on the development of gum disease
Would You Rather Clean Toilets Than Floss?
Examiner.com – May 17, 2016
AAP President Dr. Wayne A. Aldredge discusses the importance of flossing for periodontal health.
Do You Really Need to Floss?
Men's Health – October 26, 2015
AAP President Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel is featured in this piece highlighting the importance of flossing.
11 Silent Signs of Big Health Problems You Might Be Ignoring
Reader’s Digest – Sept. 2015
AAP Past President Dr. Stuart Froum is featured in this piece highlighting the impact of a gum health on overall wellness.
Two Floss Alternatives for Thread Haters
Shape Magazine – July 31, 2015
Before excess plaque turns into swollen gums or tooth pain, try these flossing options to save yourself that dreaded trip to the dentist.
Take a Bite Out of Gum Disease By Seeing a Periodontist
South Florida Times – April 24, 2015
A trip to a periodontist – a dentist who specializes in treating gum disease – should be added to your twice-yearly dental check-ups.
Practical applications for periodontal regenerative therapies
Surgical Restorative Resources – March 25, 2015
The February 2015 issue of Clinical Advances in Periodontics includes five practical application papers that translate the findings from the American Academy of Periodontology’s 2014 Workshop on Regeneration into clinical practice.
AAP releases information on regenerative periodontal therapy
dentistry iQ – March 2, 2015
Practical application reports can guide clinical practitioners on periodontal regeneration.
Mind Your Mouth: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health
U. S. News & World Report:Health – December 22, 2014
Failing to give your mouth the proper attention can have a negative impact on your overall health.
DentalTown Interview: Immediate Past President Dr. Stuart J. Froum on Placing Dental Implants
DentalTown – November, 2014
Deciding who should place implants.
RadioMD Interview: AAP President Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel on Gum Graft Surgery:
RadioMD – October 27, 2014
Periodontal Disease: Do You Need Gum Graft Surgery?
Sense of humor increases awareness of periodontal disease
PR Week – October 3, 2014
The American Academy of Periodontology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found nearly half of US adults age 30 and older have some form of periodontal disease.
Six Brushing Tips to Impress Your Dentist
US News Health – October 1, 2014
The dentist doesn't seem so scary when your teeth are clean.
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
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)
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
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...
April 18, 2012
This article recently published in the Chicago Tribune lists several foods that are good for your teeth and gums, including green tea and yogurt.
April 19, 2012
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
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.
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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.