Periodontal disease is more than just a dental issue.
In fact, it's been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, dementia, and other systemic diseases.
Dr. P. Piero is known as "the dentist who doesn't brush his teeth," and has been researching dental health and periodontal disease for many years.
According to Dr. Piero, 50 percent of the individuals over the age of 35 have periodontal disease. That statistic rises to 75 percent of individuals at the age of 65.
Toothbrushes aren't working, obviously.
Gum recession and decay, enamel damage, and root damage can all result from traditional brushing and flossing.
And, says Dr. Piero, if you're a "once in a while" flosser, not a consistent one, you may be doing more harm than good.
Listen in as Dr. Piero joins Dr. Friedman to share more about the dangers of poor oral health and periodontal disease, as well as the invention he has created (the Dental Air Force home dental cleaning system) to ensure both proper oral health, as well as overall health.