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South Shore Periodontist, South Shore Dental Implants, New Bedford
 
GUS J. DEHNI, D.M.D. M.M.Sc. M.Sc.
NEW BEDFORD, MA
 
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RISK FACTORS FOR PERIODONTAL DISEASE

A number of factors can put you at greater risk for periodontal disease.  These include:

  • Poor oral hygiene and/or diet
  • Heredity
  • Smoking
  • Hormonal changes (in women, these are linked to puberty, menstruation, oral contraceptives, pregnancy and menopause)
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, Down syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and AIDS
  • Certain medications, including some steroids, oral contraceptives, immunosuppressants and treatments for hypertension and seizures
  • Stress
  • Tooth grinding and clenching

A periodontal examination is highly recommended for anyone who has one or more risk factors for periodontal disease. Contact us today to schedule an oral health consultation with Dr. Dehni.

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