Who can get gum disease?

Most people can get mild gum disease, but some people are susceptible to more aggressive forms. Gingivitis if left untreated can then go onto develop into Periodontitis and subsequent loss of teeth

Risk Factors for developing gum disease

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene

Other potential factors include

  • Certain medications including some blood pressure medications
  • Stress
  • Obesity/Metabolic syndrome.


Is Gum Disease associated with other systemic conditions?

Evidence exists which link Periodontal disease to other disease such as

Cardiovascular Disease
Respiratory Disease
Poor Diabetic control
Alzheimer’s disease
Covid 19 complications
Rheumatoid arthritis
Adverse pregnancy outcomes

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