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Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease - Advanced Periodontics

Risk Factors for
Periodontal Disease

Risk Factors for
Periodontal Disease


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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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930 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


342 Gifford Street, Unit 2A
Falmouth, MA 02540

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