Gum Health Day is an international awareness day held every year on May 12, whose aim is to increase public awareness of the seriousness of gum disease.
Pregnancy is a crucial time in a woman’s life during which oral health is of fundamental importance, as periodontal disease has been linked to various pregnancy complications. This campaign, sponsored by Oral-B, highlights what women, oral-health practitioners, and doctors should know about these links.
Perio & Caries builds on the outcomes of Perio Workshop 2016, devoted to “The boundaries between dental caries and periodontal disease”, jointly organised by the EFP with ORCA (European Organisation for Caries Research) in November 2016 and sponsored by Colgate.
A collaboration between the EFP and Sunstar, Perio & Diabetes promotes awareness of the important links between periodontal diseases and diabetes explaining how these two diseases can be fought together.
Gum disease & general health
Gum disease is linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions. Maintaining healthy gums can help prevent other diseases and help you recover from them.