Gum disease defanged

Podolsky, Doug
November 1993
U.S. News & World Report;11/15/93, Vol. 115 Issue 19, p78
Reports on new findings and techniques on gum disease. Evidence that the bacteria may be contagious and may be transmitted between family members; Presence of `P. gingivalis' doubles the risk of gum loss; Risk factors of periodontitis; Products that boast plaque- and gingivitis-fighting properties; The fancy flosses compared to ordinary flosses; Treatments such as scaling and root planing; Therapy that restores tissue; Other developments. INSET: A tranquil state of mind, by D.P..


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