This means that there is not just one cause of periodontal diseases but rather multiple factors that can affect the health of your gums.
GENETICS and family history of periodontal diseases indicate a greater likelihood of developing these diseases.
TOBACCO use significantly increases the risk of developing periodontal diseases and can negatively affect treatment.
HORMONAL CHANGES during pregnancy, puberty and menopause can cause the gums to become red, tender and bleed easily.
STRESS can make it more difficult for the body to fight off infection, including periodontal diseases.
Some MEDICATIONS such as oral contraceptives, antidepressants and certain heart medicine, can affect oral health.
DESTRUCTIVE HABITS such as improper oral hygiene technique, oral piercing, drug or alcohol abuse can affect periodontal health.
POOR NUTRITION can make it harder for the body to fight off infection.
SYSTEMIC DISEASES that interfere with the body’s immune system may worsen the condition of the gums and supporting bone.