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New website to help seniors fight gum disease
Updated: 5/14/2010 3:00:40 PM

New website to help seniors fight gum disease For many seniors, dental problems are a part of aging. Gum disease is one of the most prevalent dental health problems faced by the elderly, and is among the most common causes of tooth loss.

But dental health experts are trying to make gum disease less ubiquitous for seniors. The National Health Institute recently launched a new website that focuses on providing the elderly with information to help them avoid the detrimental effects of gum disease.

Lawrence Tabak, director of the NIH's dental research, said that many seniors suffer through symptoms caused by gum disease without taking simple steps to help them correct the problems. He added that the website will be a source of information to help them take charge of their dental care.

"Periodontal disease does not have to be a part of aging," he said. "Proper dental hygiene and regular dental visits can help people reduce their chance of developing periodontal disease as they age."

The NIH estimates that about 80 percent of U.S. adults have some degree of gum disease.

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