Gum Health Day 2022 will focus on new EFP guidelines for gum prevention and treatment
The “gum health day“It is an international public health campaign that is repeated every year. Its goal is to raise awareness of the importance of Prevention, early diagnosis and effective treatment Periodontal disease.
That’s why this May 12The campaign slogan is “gum treatment» Powered by the hashtag #TreatYourGums, aims to inform the public of Adverse effects of gum disease – Gingivitis, gingivitis, peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis – in both oral and general health.
The event calls for the prevention, early detection and effective treatment of gum disease if necessary, Focusing on the new EFP guidelines for the treatment of gingivitis.
How gum disease affects our overall health
Although it is still little recognized by the public, Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects a high percentage of adults worldwide Which causes tooth loss and other oral problems.
Most importantly, gum disease is associated with significant systemic health problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, erectile dysfunction, certain types of cancer, and the most severe outcomes of Covid. -19.
Which means that the prevention and treatment of gum disease is of great importance not only for oral health, but also for the entire body.
Moritz Kipschul, Coordinator of Gum Health Day 2022He explains, “This year’s campaign is very focused on the curative part: we know that millions of people suffer from gum disease that can be effectively treated. For this reason, ‘treat the gums’ calls for this treatment – with all the documented positive effects for the mouth and the whole body – It should already be done.”
“The new EFP Clinical Practice Guidelines for the treatment of the four stages of periodontitis are a critical advance, as they are the first international, high-quality guidelines to outline a structured, easy-to-apply pathway for an effective and efficient treatment,” says Professor Kipshall. “Something small, Effective treatment for gum disease«.
He adds: “It is important to emphasize that periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic diseases among adults around the world, and that it is usually painless, so its early detection and treatment success depends a great deal on how quickly the patient takes action.”
One of the major innovations for Healthy Gum Day 2022 is that the EFP’s 37 National Periodontal Associations, as well as their individual members – practices, hospitals, and members of the public – have “Custom Content Creator«, designed by the Federation itself and which, thanks to a series of graphic templates and logos, allows them to customize their own material for such an important day.
As part of Gum Health Day 2022, the EFP encourages periodontists, dentists, researchers and other health-related professionals to Signing and publishing the VET: Course and Public Health StatementAn international call to action for the prevention, early detection and treatment of gum disease.
And of course, people and organizations are welcome to support it and join the More than 1,200 dental professionals and practices, companies and universities who have supported him so far.