What Causes Gum Disease?

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A gradual buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria at the gum line is typically the main cause of periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease). While poor oral hygiene is often the main culprit for plaque and bacterial accumulation, there are additional risk factors that can increase your chances for developing gum disease, such as:

While brushing and flossing twice daily and scheduling routine oral exams are the best ways to prevent gum disease, understanding these additional risk factors can help you better protect yourself against periodontal complications. To learn more information about how you can minimize your risk for gum disease, or to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists, please contact us today.

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