Currently periodontal disease around the world is being addressed by treating the symptoms of the disease not the cause of the disease and this needs to change. This project is important because 1. We have the cure and the preventative technology to eliminate periodontal disease; 2. Periodontal Disease not only causes the loss of the supporting structure of your teeth (bone, periodontal ligaments, and gum/gingival tissue) and eventually your teeth but it can cause damage and disease throughout your entire body; and 3. By eliminating the cause of periodontal disease we will save lives, we will make the people of earth healthier, and we will save untold Trillions of dollars in care and lost time costs.
Man has suffered seemingly from the beginning of existence from Dental Caries (Decay) and Periodontal (Gum) Disease with resulting loss of tooth structure, recession and loss of supporting structures and loss of the teeth themselves as well as all the associated pain, discomfort, aggravation and expense without any sure way to prevent this from happening. All past efforts such as tooth brushing, flossing, irrigation, use of fluoride, sealants, mouthwashes, toothpastes, etc. have only reduced the amount of disease and destruction not eliminated it. Sadly, almost without exception the public thinks that is the best we can do, that there are no better answers, and that dental disease and losing teeth are just part of life.