Gum Disease and Genetics

You may or may not be aware, gum disease is influenced by genetics. It is a hereditary condition that can be prevented with attentive oral health care. So, what does gum disease look like, and might you be at risk?

Gum disease is may present noticable symptoms such as redness and swelling of gums, bleeding, soreness, loosening teeth and receding gum lines. A very serious symptom that may be harder to identify is bone loss. Dentists are able to identify the symptoms and the potential aggregators of the disease, although they may differ from person to person.

Anyone can be affected and everyone can work on preventing it. Regular scale and cleans by a qualified dentist are a must. Dentists are able to clean below the gum line and identify the spots that are high risk. They may also prescribe management techniques or treatments to aid the improvement or maintenance of good overall oral health. Regular brushing and flossing with good technique is critical to managing your overall oral health and is paramount to preventing gum disease.

If you have not seen a dentist within the last 6 months or have any concerns regarding your oral health, contact us to arrange an appointment with a highly skilled and professional doctor.

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