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Can Gum Disease Run in the Family?

Posted on 2/7/2022 by Hilton Israelson, DDS
Can Gum Disease Run in the Family?Many patients who are susceptible to gum disease comment that their parents or siblings have had periodontal problems. This is because periodontal disease and heredity have a common element. When you have aggressive periodontitis this means that you lose bone around teeth. If you or any of your family members has gum disease visit us so that our dentist will treat the gum disease and educate you on ways of taking care of your teeth.

Causes of gum disease

Gum disease is caused by poor oral health. When food particles stick to the mouth they deposit in between the teeth. The particles form plaque, if plaque is not removed it causes tooth decay and this leads to teeth cavity. The teeth cavities expose the enamel which is the layer protecting the dentin. This in turn leads to a mild form of gum disease known as gingivitis. If gingivitis is left untreated for a long it causes more severe periodontal gum disease. If any member of your family had diabetes they are likely to get gum disease and pass it on to another family member.

Regular Dental Visits

If you have regular dental visits, then you will give the dentist a chance to detect any oral problem before it becomes severe. If any of your family members like parents have gum disease, then make our dentist your friend. Ensure that you get regular checks ups since you are likely to get gum disease too. Our dental team will ensure that they get or capture any form of gum disease before it develops and causes oral hazards. Visit us and have the dentist examine your teeth at the same time get information on ways of taking care of gums

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702 W. Arapaho Rd #108
Richardson, TX 75080


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