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Posted on: July 6, 2011
Are You At Risk for Periodontal Disease? Part 2
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.
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.