Can Periodontal Disease be prevented?

Did you know that adults past the age of 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases than from oral health issues? Gum pain and gum inflammation can be the first signs of serious gum problems that can result in tooth loss and decay.

Brushing, flossing and making the right choices in oral hygiene products can make a difference in preventing gum pain and Periodontal disease. By following these basic steps for good oral health, you protect your teeth, gums and overall health!

Unfortunately, even if you are diligent about taking care of your teeth, you might still develop some type of periodontal disease. There are multiple factors that can put you at risk for periodontal disease including:

  • Tobacco Usage
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor nutrition

If you didn’t have enough reason to eat better or change lingering habits, consider your teeth!