The Importance of Periodontal Health

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What is Periodontal Health?

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The definition of periodontal is, “relating to or affecting the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth”. Plain and simple, periodontal health is the health status of your gums, bone and supporting ligaments. Some contributing factors that can lead to periodontal disease are:

  • Genetics
  • Changes in hormones (puberty or pregnancy)
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Medication
  • Other systemic diseases (diabetes or heart disease)
  • Stress
  • Habits (tobacco or alcohol use)
  • Poor hygiene home care
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