Oral Hygiene Success: Risk Factors for Gum Disease

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Are you putting yourself at an increased risk for gum disease? If you regularly leave yourself open to gum disease, which is a gum tissue infection, it can impair the quality of your smile. To combat this, always look for the risk factors of gum disease and take the necessary steps to eliminate them from your life.

Rather than waiting for gum disease to develop and treating it afterward, begin by taking steps to eliminate potential risk factors that you have control over. Lifestyle risks including smoking and chewing tobacco, using drugs, or eating a poor diet can all play a heavy influence in the presence of the disease. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene and a failure to visit your dentist frequently can also increase your risk.

Other common risks for gum disease include aspects that you may not have as much control over, including hormonal changes in your body, the presence of diabetes, genetic predispositions, and a pregnancy. If you feel you are at a greater risk for gum disease, visit our dentist so that the appropriate preventive care can be administered

There has never been a better time to receive periodontal care in Los Angeles, California. You are welcome to schedule an appointment at Bo Macdonald DDS by calling us at 310-954-3925. Dr. Bo Macdonald looks forward to enhancing your smile with gum disease treatments.