Monday, October 27, 2008
So you say, gum disease won't happen to you. You do everything right including proper brushing and flossing daily. You also have regular visits to dental professional for cleanings. That's fantastic, and it will greatly reduce your chances for gum disease, but it won't eliminate the chance entirely. Why? Because there are other important risk factors to consider. In addition, to proper dental hygiene, research has shown stress, diet, smoking, and viral infections can all play a role in the occurrence of gum disease. One study has even linked periodontal (gum) disease with obesity. Heredity also plays a major role in determining your risk for gum disease. We'll explore the heredity link further in our next posting.
Posted by The Doctors of Ameridontics at 1:27 PM