Periodontal and gum diseases can occur any age. Retention of a tooth is highly dependent on taking care of your oral health. Periodontal disease refers to the area around the tooth that can get easily affected either due to poor dental hygiene or other health concerns. Plaque accumulates around the tooth and causes inflammation of the gums, bleeding and deterioration of the gum tissue and bone that holds the teeth in place. Many other factors can also cause gum disease like:
  • Poor nutrition
  • Stress
  • Medication
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Clenching and grinding teeth
Periodontal disease is also connected to health issues like heart disease and diabetes. It also might become a concern during pregnancy and menopause. Regular dental health check-ups can help you prevent gum disease or get treatment for it in a timely manner. Come in for a consultation at Kipling Family Dentistry so that we can evaluate your dental health.