Other risk factors that can cause gum disease include:
- Poor or inconsistent oral hygiene
- Smoking and/or use of tobacco products
- Genetic predisposition
Routine home dental care (brushing and flossing) and professional care (scaling and dental cleaning) at our office are critical to prevent periodontal disease. During treatment, we provide oral hygiene instructions, professional deep cleaning, medications (if needed) and in some cases, surgery.