Preventing Gum Diseases
While genetics can also play a role in certain individuals being susceptible to gum diseases, most people suffer from gingivitis or other such issues affecting the gums at some point. One’s habits, lifestyle, and medical history are equal contributors to gum diseases. Smokers, individuals suffering from diabetes, individuals who are overweight, or have arthritis are more prone to diseases affecting the gums.
However, with good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, gum diseases can be prevented. Depending on your medical history and your lifestyle, your dentist can identify issues that further make you vulnerable, allowing you to make informed choices that keep the possibility of gum diseases at bay.