Periodontal Disease in Children and Adolescents: A masked Reality!Luciana Macchion Shaddox1* and Karina Miller2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shaddox LM
Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology
University of Florida, USA.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 03, 2017; Accepted date: March 02, 2017; Published date: March 10, 2017
Citation: Shaddox LM, Miller K (2017) Periodontal Disease in Children and Adolescents: A masked Reality! Pediatr Dent Care 2:131.
Copyright: © 2017 Shaddox LM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We know that gingivitis is a common finding in the adult population as well as in the young one. Early studies already showed gingivitis affects anywhere from 40 to 60% of school-children in the United States, although higher percentages have been reported as well, up to 70% in children older than seven years of age.