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Posted on: June 30, 2011
Are You At Risk for Periodontal Disease? Part 1
Did you know the risk factors for periodontal disease include:
□ Heredity / Family History* □Poor oral hygiene
□ Smoking* □ Faulty dentistry
□ Diabetes* □ Hormonal variations
□ Ethnicity* □ Immunocompromised
□ History of perio disease* □ Connective tissue diseases
□ Stress □Transmission of pathogens via shared saliva
□ All medications
*Top five areas of risk
What You Should Know:
• Risk factors such as diabetes and smoking are far more potent than others such as faulty dental work and missed hygiene appointments.
• All risk factors are not created equal. The greater your risk, the more likely you are to have a periodontal infection in your lifetime, in some cases severe.
• Periodontal disease is transmissible through the saliva.
• Modifying your level of personal risk, whenever possible, is essential to successful treatment outcomes.
Are you at risk? Contact us if you would like more information!
The information was compiled from a variety of sources rather than a single journal article, including interviews and published works by leading clinicians, researchers and dental educators including; Dr. Larry Sweeting, Dr. Maria Ryan, Dr. Laura Minsk and the JP Institute.