Gum Disease Risk Factors

&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/iStock_000024327786_Full.jpg”&gt;&lt;img data-id=”615″ src=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/iStock_000024327786_Full-300×100.jpg” alt=”iStock_000024327786_Full” width=”300″ height=”100″ class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-615″ /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, ranges from simple inflammation to a serious disease that damages the soft tissue and bone.  While it is common in adults, there are certain factors that increase the likelihood of gum disease affecting your smile. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Risk Factors:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Smoking – &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;This is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of gum disease. &lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Hormones –&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; Hormonal changes in girls and women can make gums more sensitive and make it easier for gingivitis to develop.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Diabetes – &lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;People with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing infections, including gum disease. This is a condition where the body fails to utilize the ingested glucose properly, we recommend having an &lt;a href=”https://askhealthnews.com/2446/sugar-balance-review-ingredients-features-and-benefits/”&gt;anti-diabetic supplement&lt;/a&gt; to prevent infections.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Medication Use –&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; Prescription and over-the-counter medications can reduce the flow of saliva.  Without enough saliva, the mouth is susceptible to gum disease and infection, you can too a visit a <a href=”https://cannabishealthinsider.com/2237/vitamove-review/”>cannabis health insider</a> for best advisors. &lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Genetics –&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt; Some people have a genetic disposition to developing severe gum disease.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;To learn more about gum disease causes, prevention, and associated risk factors, read &lt;a href=”http://perfectsmilemaker.com/”&gt;this article&lt;/a&gt; or contact our office.  Visit Perfect Smile Maker for bi-annual exams can help keep your teeth healthy and clean, as well as help to identify any signs of gum disease early on.  Call 516-482-2215 to schedule an appointment.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Add us on Social Media –&lt;br /&gt; &lt;a href=”https://www.facebook.com/SCBPerfectSmileMaker”&gt;Facebook &lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/scb2thdoc”&gt;Twitter &lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;a href=”https://plus.google.com/+Perfectsmile”&gt;Google+&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;!–mep-nl–&gt;<code style=’display: none;’><!–more–></code>