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Highest Risk Factors for Developing Gum Disease

Posted on 1/17/2018 by Vladana Babcic Tal DMD
Gum Disease Cameo Dental Specialists IL 60305Gum disease is a serious condition that you want to make sure that you don't get. There are risk factors that can make gum disease a possibility.

By knowing whether or not you're at risk for gum disease, you can make changes to reduce the chance of getting the condition further on. Make sure to practice good oral hygiene and always visit your dentist for checkups and cleanings.

It is important to know that the main cause of gum disease in plaque buildup, so it is important to take note of not only how and when you brush your teeth, but also these risk factors that might increase your chances.

Risk Factors for Gum Disease

•  Age - Older people have a higher chance of developing gum disease
•  Smoking tobacco related products
•  Stress
•  Genetics - If it runs in the family, you have a higher chance
•  Medications that cause more plaque buildup
•  Grinding or clenching your teeth
•  Poor nutrition
•  Diseases that interfere with the body's inflammatory system
•  Obesity in patients increases the risk

While not everyone is going to get gum disease have has these symptoms, it is important to know what to watch out for if you do have some of the risk factors. You want to protect yourself and through information, you can be more informed. Don't take any chances when it comes down to it. You want to make sure you're healthy and you can when you're informed.

Speak with us today regarding appointments that you may need. We can work with you to come up with the best plan possible. Make sure to get everything needed without having to worry about not having the best oral health. Our dentists are top of the line for oral cleanings and exams. Call us today to set something up!
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