Genetics can play a role in the likelihood of gum disease. Those with a family history should schedule regular visits to try and get ahead of it.
Medication can be a contributor to gum disease.
Poor oral habits
Poor care of teeth and gums can play a role in developing gum disease.
Age also plays a role in developing gum disease.
A link between diabetes and gum disease has been found in studies.
Things such as pregnancy, menopause, and other hormonal changes may be factors in developing gum disease.
Other factors include:
Poor fitting dental work
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