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Learn More About How You Can Avoid Gum Disease

Causes of Gum Disease

There’s a lot to know about gum disease. Dr. DiGiallorenzo is dedicated to helping you avoid periodontal disease, so we want you to know the risk factors.

  • Tobacco use greatly increases your risk of gum disease. Also, tobacco use can lower the success rates of dental implant procedures.
  • Teeth grinding can destroy your teeth and compound problems caused by gum disease. Teeth grinding is generally caused by stress, so a stress management program is essential for reducing damage.
  • Genetics contribute to your risk, so if you know your family members have had gum disease, it’s important to get checked regularly.
  • Did you know you can spread gum disease to others? If your spouse has had it, get checked. If you have it, have your spouse get checked.
  • Your immune system can benefit from regular exercise, and a strong immune system helps your body fight gum disease. You should get at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week.
  • Nutrition plays a big role, too. Learn more about our nutritional therapy here.
  • Diabetes can contribute to the development of gum disease, so if you’re diabetic, take extra care and get checked regularly.

You can learn more about periodontal disease, risk factors, and LANAP treatment of gum disease on our periodontal therapy page. We highly encourage you to seek homeopathic and nutritional support and to learn more about overall health topics. Your entire body plays a role in your oral health! Contact the offices of Dr. David DiGiallorenzo to learn more about your oral health, or reach out to Dr. DiGiallorenzo directly with Ask the Doctor.