Risk Factors of Periodontal Disease?
Clenching or Grinding Your Teeth
These habits can put excessive force on the supporting tissues of the teeth and could speed up the rate at which these tissues are destroyed.
Periodontal disease can be more severe in uncontrolled diabetics. In addition, untreated periodontal disease can make it harder for uncontrolled diabetics to keep their diabetes under control.
A diet low in important nutrients also can make it harder for the body to fight off infection.
Diseases that interfere with the body’s immune system may worsen the condition of the gums.
What Else Can Contribute to Periodontal Disease?
Although plaque is the primary cause of periodontal diseases, other factors can affect the health of your gums, including: