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Some people are more prone to gum infections or periodontal disease (gingivitis) than others and multiple factors contribute to this. Contributing factors include:

  • Dry mouth from medications, illness, or age – anything that decreases the flow of saliva
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Diabetes
  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and grinding of teeth
  • Illness and disease that affects the body’s inflammatory system
  • Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco
  • Inadequate brushing and flossing
  • Poor nutrition

If your gums are red, tender, puffy or swollen, bleed, or look as if they are receding, please give Meyer Family Dentistry a call. Gum disease can be a circular problem – not only can it be caused by health issues, the disease can also precipitate them. It is now common knowledge that periodontal infections contribute to inflammation in the body. This and other aspects of the infection can lead to an increased risk for certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, worsening diabetes, and even pregnancy risks. We can help with ultra-deep scaling and root planing using our ultrasonic cleaner. This device provides a more effective yet comfortable periodontal therapy to get your smile – and your body – back to health.