Oral Health Care 101: Gum Disease Risk Factors

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Even though gum disease is a serious infection of your gum tissue, it can be prevented. By following healthy lifestyle habits, effective oral health treatment plans, and a regular visit to your dentist, you can vastly lower your risks for gum disease.

Healthy lifestyle habits that help prevent gum disease include avoiding products or substances that can easily damage your smile. This includes smoking or chewing tobacco, and using drugs. Furthermore, a poor diet that is high in sugar and low in nutritious foods and minerals including calcium and phosphorus can increase your risk for gum disease.

Some risk factors for gum disease are beyond your control. This includes risks associated with medications, pregnancy, genetics, and hormonal changes. If you have any changes in any of these factors, visit our office for non-surgical treatments to help ensure your smile stays strong throughout the holiday season.

Keep your smile safe from the dangers of gum disease. If you would like to meet with Dr. Jim D. Nored and our team at Crosby Dental Center for an examination, please call 281-328-3569 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Crosby, Texas. We will ensure you get the smile you desire.