According to this article we found, the number of individuals in America who have gum disease has now surpassed the number of  Americans with diabetes. Approximately one out of every two Americans aged 30 years or older have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease! This disease is connected to several problems, including cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and more severe problems like Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Contact BC Perio, your Vancouver and Coquitlam prosthodontists and periodontists, and let us help you fight gum disease!