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To ensure you receive the quality care your smile needs, it is important to always be aware of what you can do to help keep your teeth and gums safe. Although many individuals follow proper oral hygiene techniques in order to protect their teeth from damage that can arise, it is also important to be aware of any risk factors associated with gum disease.

In order to ensure your smile receives the necessary care, it is important to make sure you minimize risks before any damage can occur. Numerous risk factors associated with gum disease can arise due to a family history of the disease as well as genetic predispositions. In fact, genetics can make an individual up to six times more likely to have symptoms of the disease, so it is important to make sure you are taking the necessary steps to provide extra protection for your smile if you are at an increased risk. Furthermore, pregnancy, diabetes and changes in your hormones are often linked to gum disease as well.

If you are involved with any unhealthy habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco as well as using drugs, you could be an increased risk for gum disease. In addition, many medications may produce dry mouth as a side effect, which is a known cause of gum disease. This is because saliva is essential to your oral health and if you have a lack of saliva, you will be at an increased risk for several oral health ailments. Lastly, a poor diet can also contribute to several health risks including gum disease.

Dr. Sean P Avera and all of our superb team are located in Auburn, California. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Sean P Avera DDS Inc. for gum disease treatments, please call our dentist office at 530-885-0953.