Gum Disease: Other Risks and Causes

Friday, November 20, 2015

 

What is the most common cause of periodontitis (gum disease)? Tartar build up that is caused by plaque. What are some of the other factors that could put you at increased risk of getting gum disease? 
 
Diabetes
Poor oral habits
Medications 
Age
substance abuse
Heredity
Tobacco use
Poor fitting dental work
Bite changes 
Poor nutrition

Prevention, like deep cleanings, are the best way to avoid gum disease. Visiting Dr. Lechner and inquiring about receiving a deep clean could pay dividends for you. 

 

Contact us today at our convenient Delaware dental offices to set up your cleaning and learn more about this common, but concerning disease.

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